As the gaming market grows, industry giants are snatching studio deals left and right: with Microsoft now buying exclusive titles for the Xbox One. As of this year, five more studios have signed on for Microsoft Studios alongside inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. Obsidian is popular for the creation of Fallout: New Vegas, while inXile is known for RPGs like Wasteland 2.
Both Obsidian and inXile will continue to work autonomously, and being part of Microsoft Studios, they can enjoy the support and freedom to create more games and pursue bigger projects. Among other studios that are already part of Microsoft’s team are The Initiative, Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games.
This partnership seems like a direct response to Sony’s Playstation exclusives that the Xbox One has been lacking lately. Microsoft is setting itself up to go against Sony and Nintendo for the next generation of upcoming consoles that will be released in 2020.