Microsoft's acquisition spree hasn't gone unnoticed, snapping up seven renowned game development studios throughout 2018. It wrapped the year with a promising duo of role-playing legends, welcoming inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment to the Xbox family. Positioned under the newly-formed Xbox Game Studios banner, Redmond has secured a strong lineup of in-house talent for Xbox One and beyond.
inXile Entertainment has crafted an impressive PC RPG lineup over the years, spanning Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Bard's Tale IV. Its teams in New Orleans and Newport Beach continue to grow post-Microsoft acquisition, committing resources to the highly-anticipated Wasteland 3, alongside a currently unannounced project. inXile founder, Brian Fargo, detailed plans to scale "thirty percent" last November, securing more full-time talent while remaining small and agile.
inXile Entertainment's Brian Fargo has now taken to Twitter, touting ongoing success under the Xbox umbrella. Adding "incredible talent" to the studio, Fargo has cited a "quality increase by leaps and bounds."
Thanks to Microsoft, we’ve been adding incredible talent to inXile over these last few months. I’m seeing quality increase by leaps and bounds.
The future is awesome.Thanks to Microsoft, we’ve been adding incredible talent to inXile over these last few months. I’m seeing quality increase by leaps and bounds.
The future is awesome.— Brian Fargo (@BrianFargo) May 11, 2019May 11, 2019
Wasteland 3 remains the team's crucial next title, delivering the third installment of the isometric, squad-based RPG. After a crowdfunding campaign securing over $3 million and further backing from Microsoft, inXile's post-apocalyptic world packs more potential than ever, hopefully elevating presentation across the board.
With a vibrant history over nearly two decades, don't miss our roundup of the past, present, and future over inXile Entertainment.
Wasteland 2 is a 3D isometric turn-based tactical RPG, set in a dangerous post-apocalyptic Arizona. Transcending its humble origins, this sequel takes a seat among the best RPGs on Xbox One.
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This makes me even more hyped for wasteland 3, and the probable pillars of eternity 3, as well as outer worlds. I literally play all these two studios games. Microsoft's xbox studios just became a leader in the RPG genre, and I look forward to windows store listings and xbox crossplay.
Same. Got high hopes.
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