By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Kotaku- Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian Entertainment

Will I miss their smaller games like Pillars (which I consider one of the best game series ever) if they decide to move away to more AAA experiences? Sure. But Obsidian have proven one of the best in the industry in making AAA RPGS like KOTOR2 and FNV and with the backing of MS they could create something amazing.



Ride The Chariot

Around the Network

Microsoft buying Obsidian is one of the best things for the industry. Obsidian was tanking really badly.



Snoopy said:
Microsoft buying Obsidian is one of the best things for the industry. Obsidian was tanking really badly.

It is and Obsidian has been open to a buyout for a while now people shouldn't be mad that MS actually showed interest while others didn't, same with Ninja Theory because if MS was able to buy them then anyone could have.

Last edited by EspadaGrim - on 14 October 2018

Bad news, MS will ruin them and keep the games on windows and Xbox, two products I will never buy.



Random_Matt said:
Bad news, MS will ruin them and keep the games on windows and Xbox, two products I will never buy.

See, I don't understand this. What's so wrong about owning an Xbox? I know everyone has their preferences, but it's not like Xbox is a terrible system. It's has tons of features and great games. If I didn't have to worry about money, I would own all the current gen systems without question. 



Around the Network
smroadkill15 said:
Random_Matt said:
Bad news, MS will ruin them and keep the games on windows and Xbox, two products I will never buy.

See, I don't understand this. What's so wrong about owning an Xbox? I know everyone has their preferences, but it's not like Xbox is a terrible system. It's has tons of features and great games. If I didn't have to worry about money, I would own all the current gen systems without question. 

You weren't supposed to take the bait..



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

Let them make exclusive good Star wars games and you might win over a lot of consumers microsoft.
But Disney would prob not want their franchise to be exclusive for one console so we will see..



Immersiveunreality said:
Let them make exclusive good Star wars games and you might win over a lot of consumers microsoft.
But Disney would prob not want their franchise to be exclusive for one console so we will see..

EA has the Star Wars license, I would rather Obsidian make new IP under MS unless they decide to take on one of MS's dormant IP like Perfect Dark, ShadowRun or Kameo.



EspadaGrim said:
Immersiveunreality said:
Let them make exclusive good Star wars games and you might win over a lot of consumers microsoft.
But Disney would prob not want their franchise to be exclusive for one console so we will see..

EA has the Star Wars license, I would rather Obsidian make new IP under MS unless they decide to take on one of MS's dormant IP like Perfect Dark, ShadowRun or Kameo.

I do not know how EA's contract with Disney for that license is settled but it is possible to have a license used by multiple companies.

And yes new IP's and bringing back good oldies are fine too if it also gives them the freedom to be creative and give quality.



Azzanation said:

Look Chazore, I don't know what else to tell you. For those who don't mind gaming on Win10/Xbox obviously don't see an issue with this, for those who hate using Win10/Xbox need to get over the fact that MS are buying studios and unfortunately those who are crying that MS have no games are probably the ones hating this deal. Oh well that's life isn't it. And we cannot do anything about it. Obsidian are the ones that have to sign the deal, MS cannot force there hand.

No you don't know me, if you did than you would see those debates I have with others are normally a select few that hate being proven wrong or misinformed. I will continue to have my stance on that weather you like it or not. For the record I don't even own a OG Xbox and I got a 360 half way in its life which I also use to criticize MS for there off game topics at E3s. I am allowed to change my stance on them now because I see what they are trying to do. Again my opinion and preference.

Your opinion on MS is clearly just your arrogance against the company. That's fine, have it, I honestly couldn't care less. The victors write the history books, I agree with that, much like the victors who wrote the WW1 and WW2 books. Though considering the point you are trying to make on MS being the victors I would hate to see what your thoughts are on those old World Wars we had. But all to our own I guess.

End of the day, Big companies buy little companies.

Get

Over

It. 

Again, keep telling yourself that mate, whatever helps you sleep soundly.

Those that do mind, will instead buy from someone else, and that's likely a good outcome, because it means that those other devs out there will in turn gain more support from those who don't want to do business with MS.

Honestly, the only ones crying are the ones bickering at MS on twitter for "exclusives". 

It's life when MS tanks behind everyone else at the end of the day.

"normally a select few that hate being proven wrong", yeah, like you're doing so right now. You play that same card over and over, never admitting to fault or being flat out wrong and always asserting anything MS does>everything else. It's like watching a poorly written comedy sketch, only there's no punchline. You don't have to own an OG Xbox to have an opinion and god forbid anyone else for that matter.

You're the one who's acting all arrogant and cocky mate, don't try to kid yourself here. You clearly care because you respond, and have responded since. Prove that you don't care by taking your own words and putting them into action, rather than acting without a spine.

"though considering you are trying to make on MS being the victors, I would hate to see what your thoughts are", jesus man, you'll spin anything to make MS look good  

 

Big companies get tanked, smaller companies still thrive, end of story.