Microsoft Studios to acquire inXile Entertainment

The developer of Wasteland 2 joins Microsoft Studios and bolsters the Xbox team with some serious RPG cred.

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Microsoft Studios will acquire Brian Fargo's inXile Entertainment, creators of Wasteland 2 and Bard's Tale 4. This boost their platform with some awesome RPG credibility. "The DNA of the company will remain exactly the same," said Fargo during X018.

Fargo is known for the Bard's Tale series and while he has quite a bit of work experience with some of Obsidian's founders, the two newly-acquired Microsoft Studios will continue to operate independent of one another. That makes two awesome RPG developer studios to join Xbox today.

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Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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