According to Kotaku, three people that have been "briefed on the negotiations" have said that Microsoft is now finalizing the deal between the two companies. Working under Microsoft would ensure that the studio's projects would have ample funding, as the it has faced closure before in 2012. It was the highest video game Kickstarter at the time. However, Obsidian themselves added a little bit more to that statement saying, "Unfortunately, we don't comment on rumours or speculation other than to say that the Rumors album by Fleetwood Mac still holds up". One of the people that are near the negotiations said that the deal was at the "90 per cent" completion margin, and that "it's a matter of when, not if".
In late 2017, Obsidian announced that it was developing a new RPG that would be published by Private Division, a label of 2K Games created to fund mid-sized games.
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Obsidian Entertainment has been in operation since 2003 and rose out of the ashes of Black Isle Studios, a company that had been involved in both the Fallout and Baldur's Gate series.
In case you're wondering, this would be a major acquisition by Microsoft and possibly the company's biggest acquisition since they announced they had acquired Ninja Theory.
Microsoft has kept Minecraft multiplatform, even enabling cross-play between Switch and Xbox One players, but console makers usually buy studios with the intent for those studios to make games for their consoles, not the competition. Behind the scenes Microsoft is picking up some quite formidable game development studios to battle the goliath of Sony.