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A Special Announcement From Obsidian


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Mikey Dowling

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Hi, all!
 
We're very excited to be able to announce that we are joining the Microsoft family. This is something that is huge for us and we can't express what this will mean for us and our games going forward. While we will be able to get more information out to you in the coming days, we wanted to share this video we did that may answer some of your questions now.
 

 


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Congratulations, Feargus.

 

WIll you still make niche computer role-playing games?


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Congratulations!

I believe in POE-III


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Literally just saw the news and rushed over here. Congratulations team!

 

Microsoft seems to have a refocused plan for investing in first-party developers, I think this will be a fine partnership. Just don't forget to give them grief about Stormlands and their good old days with Ensemble. Keep them humble!


Edited by injurai, 10 November 2018 - 03:30 PM.

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So an end of an era.
All the best in the future.
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A video that doesn't really answer much of anything. 

 

Some starter questions:

 

1) Will you be hiring? Expanding the number of projects?

2) It's a given that you'll be developing XBox games. But will you still be making classical-style tactical-focused cRPGs?

3) Will Obsidian be deciding on which games they will develop? Or will this be assigned from the powers that be in Redmond?

4) Is MCA drunk yet? Has he raged-posted?


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Is Obsidian going to still make games with PC led design with optional console ports?
Is Obsidian going to still release games on GoG or Steam?
Is this an off season April Fool's joke?
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Good luck in the new herd. Roll forward like the rock.

So when new awesome games will be announced, hmm?



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So the rumors were true after all. Wishing you all the best guys, and I hope this will result in you guys having a stability and it will give you budget and space to flourish. Looking forward to whatever will be your next projects will be. 


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Huh.

Is this an off season April Fool's joke?


:lol:
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Huh.
 

Is this an off season April Fool's joke?

:lol:

Announcing Pillars of Eternity mobile. On smartphones running Windows only 


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Is Obsidian going to still release games on GoG or Steam?

^^^ I really hope this doesn't mean your games will only be on the Windows/xbox store.  I'm sick of intrusive DRM infecting my system and having multiple online clients to play games, so it's now GOG or nothing.


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I notice that InXile Entertainment also joined Microsoft. Maybe Microsoft is planning a large cRPG project.


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So the next logical step is Microsoft buying the Alpha Protocol IP from SEGA and funding the sequel that EVERYBODY wants, right?


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So... about that Project Indiana...  it still a go?


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So the next logical step is Microsoft buying the Alpha Protocol IP from SEGA and funding the sequel that EVERYBODY wants, right?

 

Might as well grab Tyranny from Paradox, too, while they're at it.


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Copy and pasted from the other thread:


Congrats Obsidian, you definitely made the right choice. Ignore the snide comments, celebrate the victory and the paycheck, I'll continue to suport you guys and buy your games.

Talent is not limited by the parent/owner company, it's quite baffling that some members here would say "Goodbye quality games" due to Mucrosoft buying them out, if anything quality will only go up as they are now free to fund.

Again, I'll say it again,

CONGRATULATIONS OBSIDIAN! May you prosper and continue to give us great games, better games regardless of if only console or not (could care less as I play on both pc and console).
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So the next logical step is Microsoft buying the Alpha Protocol IP from SEGA and funding the sequel that EVERYBODY wants, right?

 

Might as well grab Tyranny from Paradox, too, while they're at it.

 

I'm all for that. I liked Tyranny more than PoE, but it needs a sequel, and I don't want anyone but Obsidian doing it.


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Looks like inxile is part of Microsoft now too.



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Looks like inxile is part of Microsoft now too.

Yarp.

We know :) Microsoft is flipping heads right now. Fun to see the fanbase reaction though it's like "Whatcha gonna do?" *shruggles*




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