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October 10th, 2018, 00:11
Kotaku believes that Microsoft and Obsidian are in the final hours of negotiating an acquisition.

Microsoft is finalizing a deal to acquire the independent development studio Obsidian Entertainment, according to three people briefed on the negotiations. We don’t know if ink is on paper yet, and plenty of major acquisition deals have fallen apart in the final hours, but those close to the companies believe it is all but done.

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October 10th, 2018, 00:11
Doesn't seem like good news for gamers. Probably good for the owners though. Do you suppose we'll see a mass exodus?
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October 10th, 2018, 00:33
Not enough Obsidian buyout threads. Very disappointed.
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October 10th, 2018, 01:03
Originally Posted by rjshae View Post
Doesn't seem like good news for gamers. Probably good for the owners though. Do you suppose we'll see a mass exodus?
I imagine a slow drip over time.
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October 10th, 2018, 01:08
Bioware: the sequel, here we come!

Maybe I'm being too pessimistic, but doesn't sound good.
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October 10th, 2018, 01:59
Originally Posted by Arkadia7 View Post
Bioware: the sequel, here we come!

Maybe I'm being too pessimistic, but doesn't sound good.
Microsoft isn't EA.
In fact, as far as I can tell, Microsoft is pretty hands off with their studios. They don't necessarily found the best games, but UNTIL OBSIDIAN DOES A TURN BASED GAME I DON'T CARE MICROSOFT GET ME AN OBSIDIAN TURN BASED GAME ALREADY GOD DAMN IT!
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October 10th, 2018, 02:07
I said in the first of these threads many moons ago that MS is a weird beast when it comes to acquisitions. If Dungeon Siege is any example they have a tendency to spin off studios that they think they can't do anything else with so even if Obsidian fails in this, it might not be the death of them.

At the same time, the company gets some stability, at least temporarily, and the employees get to pad their resumes with the word "Microsoft" on it.

Will we get another Stormlands? I'm suspecting those people are not involved in this buyout because there would be bad blood - it would show how large a company MS is. (Stormlands became Tyranny, btw, so we're not likely to see another one).
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October 10th, 2018, 02:13
Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
Not enough Obsidian buyout threads. Very disappointed.
I already contributed two. Much spam I know.

Meanwhile at Microsoft HQ:

Obsidian: "That was never the agreement. You said we could continue to use Windows 7!"

Microsoft: "I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further …"
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October 10th, 2018, 02:46
I'm also patiently awaiting a turn based Obsidian game. I learned some time ago to not hold my breath during the wait.
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October 10th, 2018, 02:48
When's the "Obsidian Entertainment - Square Enix Acquisition Rumour" coming?
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October 10th, 2018, 03:24
Not sure if people know this already but Anthony Davis and Richard Taylor left for Blizzard. Both were working on Indiana (Lead Programmer / Lead Producer).
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October 10th, 2018, 09:03
Never head of them but doing a google search Anthony Davis left in 2011 after 7 years
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Not sure if people know this already but Anthony Davis and Richard Taylor left for Blizzard. Both were working on Indiana (Lead Programmer / Lead Producer).
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October 10th, 2018, 11:35
Excellent news for the developers, their families, the children now can go to better schools, have high quality healthcare. Very bad news for the gamers.
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October 10th, 2018, 12:21
Kind of amusing actually, after all the trash talk, Avellone bailed just before Obs is getting rich.
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October 10th, 2018, 13:35
The rumor mill. One of the recent rumors was that MS tries to buy EA, Ubi and Valve….

Until this is officially confirmed, no point into add more fuel.
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Originally Posted by wolfsrain View Post
The rumor mill. One of the recent rumors was that MS tries to buy EA, Ubi and Valve….

Until this is officially confirmed, no point into add more fuel.
Thats not how online social interaction goes…
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October 10th, 2018, 16:02
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Thats not how online social interaction goes…
Well I've seen rumors proved true before just not as much as the false ones.

Anyway we have three different threads discussing this rumor already.
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October 10th, 2018, 16:28
I would love to see a TB game from Obsidian, but there's zero reason to expect it. They've had success with their current model, why would they change? I particularly think they're unlikely to risk changing the model right after being taken over by Microsoft.
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October 10th, 2018, 17:25
Hey Obsidian Guys!
While negotiating the acquisition, do say HELLO to the (late and great) Rare Studios and Lionhead Studios!

These fine people were just as happy as you are now when Microsoft bought them for mighty dollars -- and there were none.
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