The study director Obsidian Entertainment, Feargus Urquhartrecently spoke about the studio acquisition in an interview with IGN. During the interview, he commented on how the reputation of the head of Xbox, Phil Spencerwas an important factor in convincing Obsidian to join the Xbox Game Studios list.
When Urquart initially launched the announcement of the development of its next role-playing game Declaredwas when Obsidian has received a takeover offer from Phil Spencer
“I didn’t really know Phil Spencer at the time i probably only talked to him once or twice up to this point […] But what is so interesting with Phil that’s what he is, I don’t know. I don’t want to say “nobody” at the end, because he is Phil Spencer and because he is behind all the games of Microsoft. But now that I know him, and even what he knew [sobre] him at the time, his reputation was just someone genuine and someone who isn’t wrong and who loves games. And that was the confidence in that,” he said.
To add to this, Urquhart I already knew the head of Xbox studios very well, matte bootyand Senior Director of Xbox Business Development, Noah Muslerso it was very important that Phil Spencer also proved reliable before the studio agreed to the deal.
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The studio is currently working on several projects: Grounded, The Outer Worlds 2, Penitent and Confessed. The last of these projects are rumored to have gone through multiple reboots, while The Outer Worlds 2 it is still in its infancy and is still a long way off. Repentance launches this November and finally Based It will be released in its final version in September.
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