It's no secret that Microsoft has struggled to maintain momentum when compared to Sony and it's incredible line of console exclusives.
In an effort to bolster the companies output of triple-A console exclusives, Microsoft has announced the acquisition of two major RPG studios. Both Obsidian Entertainment and InXile will be joining Microsoft Games Studios
The announcement was made during Midrosoft's X018 event in Mexico this past weekend and brings the count of Micorsoft's internal game studios to a solid thirteen. InXile and Obsidian will join the likes of Undead Labs, Playground Games, Rare, 343 and The Coalition
Matt Booty, the Corporate VP of Microsoft Studios stated that "The 13 distinct and diverse game development teams that form Microsoft Studios are focused on implementing new Microsoft technologies, delivering content for new platforms and services like Xbox Game Pass, and creating exclusive games that turn players into loyal Xbox fans. We are committed to expanding the Microsoft Studios franchises players already love, and investing in new, exclusive content for every type of gamer."
Obsidian is perhaps best known for developing RPG classics Fallout: New Vegas and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II along with Pillars of Eternity and South Park: The Strick of Truth, while InXile is best known for it's isometric RPGs like Torment: Tides of Numenera and the Wasteland series.
Both studios have some serious pedigree and will have any Xbox gamer extremely excited to see what they bring to the Xbox roster.
Just give us a new Fable already please, Microsoft!