Little is known about Obsidian Entertainment’s upcoming RPG, but one thing is now certain: the game will not contain any microtransactions. Posting of its official forums, Obsidian made it very clear that the game will feature “no microtransactions, of any kind, in [its] game.”
Here’s the full message:
Greetings Obsidian Fans!
We’re extremely excited about our upcoming RPG, and we know you are too. We wish we could tell you all about it right now… but we’re going to hold off until the time is right. What we did want to talk about was a question a lot of you have been raising: “Will this upcoming game feature any lootboxes or other microtransactions?”
The answer is simply: “no.” No microtransactions, of any kind, in our game.
We also wanted to say a word about our partnership with Private Division, our publisher on this title. Far from “pushing” us to put anything — microtransactions or otherwise — into our game, Private Division has been incredibly supportive of our vision, our creative freedom, and the process by which we work to make RPGs. They have been fantastic partners, and we are extremely excited to work with them through release, to put what we know is going to be an amazing game into as many hands as possible.
As always, thank you so much for your support. We know we couldn’t do what we do without our fans, and we want you to know that we put you guys first in every decision we make.
Private Division, for those of you who are a little confused, is Take-Two’s new publishing arm. It was announced last week, and so it’s understandable if you’re unfamiliar.
Here’s the Private Division label announcement video, in case you missed it:
No microtransactions is good news, right?
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