study head obsidian entertainment, Feargus Urquhart, recently spoke about the studio acquisition in an interview with IGN. During the interview, he also talked about how to use a file Phil Spencer’s reputationhead of Xbox, was a major factor in persuading Obsidian to join Xbox Game Studios.
When Obsidian received a takeover offer from Microsoft, he explains Urquart, to impress the team was the original character of Phil Spencer, who immediately emerged as a true fan of video games. This gave the team confidence and made the acquisition process easier.
Furthermore, Urquhart was already very familiar with Head of Xbox Studios Matt Booty and Xbox Commercial Senior Director Noah Musler, so it was really important that Phil Spencer also prove trustworthy before the studio accepted the deal.
Remember, Obsidian is currently working on Avowed, which unfortunately did not appear during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 event. Obsidian’s in-house team is also working on Pentiment, which is very original work.