While what you guys say is true, it doesnt really have any significance or relevance in this argument.
Perhaps not. Dont get me wrong, I think this is a good buy for MS and a good move for Obsidian.
I'm just pointing out that similarities to Sony and how they approach studio acquisition is not a 1:1 correlation.
They have worked together in the past twice. KOTOR 2 was Xbox console exclusive. Obsidian was also working on an exclusive for Xbox One back in 2012, which got cancelled because MS decided the game was better suited for PC gamers than console gamers as I recall.
So they worked together on an unreleased game 6 years ago, and not together on KOTOR2 (which is not a MS game). So, almost next to nothing really.
Again, doesn't matter. But nothing akin to how Sony usually acquires studios.