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Old 10-10-2018, 12:07 AM   #1
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https://kotaku.com/sources-microsoft...ian-1829614135

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Microsoft is finalizing a deal to acquire the independent development studio Obsidian Entertainment, according to three people briefed on the negotiations. We dont 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.

One person with knowledge of the deal told Kotaku theyd heard it was 90% finished. Said a second person: Its a matter of when, not if.
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Obsidian, best known for its work on critically acclaimed role-playing games like Knights of the Old Republic II (2004) and Fallout: New Vegas (2010), has been independent since it was founded in 2003. The Irvine, California-based studio has long been beloved by RPG fans, but has often faced financial strains, nearly going out of business in 2012 before it signed a deal for an online tank game and launched a Kickstarter for the isometric throwback that would become Pillars of Eternity.

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In late 2017, Obsidian announced that it was developing a new RPG that would be published by Private Division, a label of 2K Games designed to fund mid-sized games. The companies did not say anything about which consoles the RPG will be available on, and its not clear how this sale will affect that game. One option is for Microsoft to buy out the contract; another is for Microsoft to simply inherit it, allowing Obsidian to tie up its loose ends as part of the acquisition.
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Obsidian and Microsoft have a checkered history. Before the release of the Xbox One, Obsidian was working on an Xbox-exclusive role-playing game, published by Microsoft, called Stormlands. Tense disagreements between the two companies led Microsoft to cancel the game in 2012, and to some involved it was hard to imagine the pair working together again. The Xbox department is under different leadership now, however, with Phil Spencer taking the top role in early 2014. And the move appears to make sense for both parties.
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Yaaaaay. Microsoft throwing around more money. Still pretty impossible to be excited about any of this given the track record is still abysmal. Hopefully they turn it around next gen and we don't see Obsidian just making stupid ass avatar crap for a decade.
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According to their Twitter, Obsidian is showing something off at the VGAs tomorrow.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:09 AM   #4
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The Outer Worlds. Looks pretty damned good.


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indeed it does. Shocked it's coming to playstation though. Still looks really fun!
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indeed it does. Shocked it's coming to playstation though. Still looks really fun!
It looks like a lot of fun.

Am not shocked about multi-Plat cause Obsidian & others said projects would release on both within a certain time window. MS maybe could of gave em a ton of cash to keep that game time exclusive but since they bought the company they know future projects will be exclusive.

Either way, Im getting this game on X. I love their work.
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https://www.polygon.com/features/201...ew-rpg-preview

Seems like a single player Fallout with party members. Sounds old school and great so far.

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In the fiction of The Outer Worlds, humans can’t survive hibernating for more than a decade. Somehow, an enterprising deep space scientist has found a way to keep you alive. Your quest, should you choose to accept it, is to help them find the resources they need to unfreeze the rest of the remaining settlers.

“You are not forced to work with him,” Boyarsky said. “You can betray him the first chance you get to the government, and work on their side. You can effectively play the game any way you choose. You can be the hero. You can be anti-hero. You can be a full-on mercenary. You can be psychopathic killer.”
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There will be a modicum of character customization options, Boyarsky said, but players should expect a more old-school approach. For instance, you’ll rarely see your character on screen outside the inventory menus. They won’t have even have a voice.
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Once they dig into the game, players will quickly be given access to their own starship, complete with a roguish crew. Just as in the Pillars of Eternity series, these non-player characters will have an opinion about what’s going on in the world.
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“I liken it more to like an evolution from the things you saw in Fallout: New Vegas,” Boyarsky said, “where the characters are much more integrated. [...] I don’t want to necessarily make comparisons between the two, but they’re both from the same DNA. Let’s put it that way.”
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“We really wanted to focus on you role-playing your character,” Boyarsky said, “developing the unique personalities of your companions as fully fleshed out people.”

Romance, he said, has a tendency to funnel gameplay and temper the decisions players make in the game in unusual ways. For that reason, they opted to leave it out.
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Early teases for the game took the form of in-fiction advertisements from megacorporations like Auntie Cleo’s and Spacer’s Choice. The final game will feature 10 different brands, each with their own line of items and weapons for players to choose from. Wear and tear will be modeled, and luxury brands will last longer. Certain brands will also be more moddable than others, although the team didn’t go into much detail about what that means in practice.
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What is clear, however, is that combat looks an awful lot like Bethesda’s modern Fallout games, complete with a VATS-like pausable sequence and zoomed-in vanity shots for particularly graphic kills.
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Party members will also participate in combat. The team says you’ll be able to give them simple commands and standing orders, but their individual personalities will play a big role in how they fight.
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One particularly innovative system that the team is working on is how the game will offer players permanent negative attributes. When something terrible happens, say a grievous wound delivered by a particular animal or an accidental fall, players will be given a choice to sidestep the immediate consequence in favor taking a flaw instead.
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