Yeah I saw the news of the impending acquisition of Obsidian by Microsoft, but woke up today to see they bought not only Obsidian but inXile
I can say that most of my gaming time over the last few years has been from 4 indie developers, Paradox, Larian, Obsidian, and InXile.
I wish both Obsidian and inXile well, I can understand why they did what they did, but I am certainly not happy that we will be losing out on whatever games they come out with in the years to come. And yeah we'll probably still get Wasteland 3 from inXile, and maybe that unannounced RPG from Obsidian if they were planning on a Mac release before they were acquired, but it will be the last we'll see from these developers.
Microsoft seems to understand people like games and proactively acquires promising developers. Apple has boat loads of money and could easily go on its own buying spree, and yet sits there counting its money made from iPhones and in-app purchases rather than using it to strengthen gaming on the Mac.