According to Kotaku, Microsoft is in the process of closing a deal to purchase the Fallout: New Vegas developer, adding to the growing list of studios it's hoovering up. Working under Microsoft would ensure that the studio's projects would have ample funding, as the it has faced closure before in 2012.
Despite the apparent inevitability of the deal the two companies have a storied history and when Microsoft cancelled Xbox exclusive role-playing game Stormlands in 2012 Obsidian nearly went bust.
Microsoft may not have that many great titles on the Xbox One when compared to the library of games on the PS4, but when given time to acquire developers of different genres the company could have quite an arsenal of future releases to fire back at the giant of Sony.
A Microsoft person told Kotaku that 'We do not comment on rumors or speculation.' Standard. The company is now working on a new RPG that still has no release date.
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"While it is our policy not to comment on rumors or speculation, we look forward to publishing the upcoming RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, and remain confident in the team there to deliver an outstanding game", said a representative for Private Division to Kotaku. It seems that Obsidian Entertainment might make that six soon.
In case you're wondering, this would be a major acquisition by Microsoft and possibly the company's biggest acquisition since they announced they had acquired Ninja Theory.
A person familiar with goings-on at Microsoft said the company has been looking to bolster its PC development, which makes the PC-focused Obsidian a ideal fit.