Two companies with great experience creating RPGs become part of the cast of Microsoft Studios.
The golden age of isometric RPGs, which brought games such as the original Fallout and the Baldur’s Gate saga, is still alive through two studios formed by those responsible for these same titles. As Obsidian, which today reaps both ‘triple A’ successes, with the recent South Park, or through crowdfunding with Pilars of Eternity. And on the other hand inExileresponsible for the Wasteland saga, which last year released The Mage’s Tale for Oculus Rift and Steam VR, and confirmed that they are working on a new VR title that would mix aspects of survival in the open world with the usual aspects of role-playing that the company usually professes.
Some big news for # inXile Entertainment today! Here to talk about it is inXile CEO @BrianFargo. We’re excited about the future and our ability to continue to bring you great role playing games! https://t.co/C4FTh5whQ5
— inXile Entertainment (@Inxile_Ent) November 10, 2018
Both studies seem to represent the future intentions of Microsoftwhich has just acquired them so that they can go on to work as in-house studios for the company. Although with freedom to continue and publish other titles that already have in development or upcoming projects in the future. In addition to a clear focus on role-playing games, Matt Booty, Vice President of Microsoft Studios, states that “his expertise with the PC platform” is also associated with the company’s long-term goals.
According to this last comment, one could intuit an interest beyond a specific genre for its exclusivities, specifically in the case of inXile, who already has experience creating interactive worlds that transcend 2D.