Microsoft picked up Obsidian and inXile
Microsoft just wrapped X018, its “celebration of all things Xbox.” What went down? A lot of crowd cheering, an on-stage selfie with Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto, and a release date for Crackdown 3.
While much of the show’s news was Game Pass-centric as you’d probably expect, there were a few surprises. Microsoft closed out the Mexico City-based event with two more notable studio acquisitions: Fallout: New Vegas maker Obsidian and Wasteland 2 creator inXile Entertainment. These teams join the likes of Playground Games, Undead Labs, Compulsion Games, Ninja Theory, and The Initiative.
X018 was uneven at times as certain segments dragged on way longer than they needed to, but that back-and-forth pacing kind of comes with the territory for these shows. For better or worse, the stream felt like a longer, more energetic, fan-focused version of the normal Inside Xbox showcases.
Here’s a recap of everything noteworthy that happened at X018:
- PUBG is available on Xbox Game Pass later this week
- Strategy shooter Void Bastards looks out of this world
- Crackdown 3 officially launches on February 15
- The trio of Final Fantasy XIII games are coming to Xbox One via backward compatibility
- What’s next for Sea of Thieves? A PvP-centric expansion called The Arena
- SSGSS Vegeta and Golden Frieza join Jump Force
- Sora returns to the Hundred Acre Wood in this new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer
- Microsoft is bringing limited mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One very soon, Fortnite confirmed
- Forza Horizon 4’s first add-on searches for lost treasure while driving through lightning storms
- Microsoft acquires yet another studio with inXile Entertainment
- Oh, Microsoft just acquired Fallout: New Vegas dev Obsidian Entertainment