The game industry is built on the backs of a wide range of studio types, from small indie developers to independent AAA studios to in-house developers under the likes of Microsoft and Sony. One company that’s managed to travel through multiple of these categories is Obsidian Entertainment, the masterful developer of RPGs responsible for such games as Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity. Obsidian has long been hailed as a talented studio thanks to games like these, and it keeps delivering new games that capture the imagination of fans. That’s why it’s a big deal that Obsidian is still going places.
Obsidian’s status recently underwent a pretty major change. Although it was once an independent studio, Microsoft acquired it in 2018, right in the middle of the development of The Outer Worlds. Obsidian hasn’t lost any momentum thanks to this change of ownership, though; if anything, it seems like Obsidian is ramping up development. Fans of the studio have a lot to look forward to over the next couple years, between Avowed and Grounded. Based on how many projects Obsidian is stacking up, it’s also possible that it’s planning even more new games with the help of its new parent company.