Obsidian Entertainment are partnering with Take Two Interactive to deliver a brand new RPG experience and they’re saying that it will be free from Microtransactions “of any kind”. The newly formed “Private Division” label of the studio is going to work on the game and they have been pretty straightforward about an issue that has been plaguing almost every game that came out this year. They have made it clear that this new RPG will not, in any way, exploit gamers into spending extra currency on the game.
“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 didn want to talk about was a questions 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,” this is what was addressed on a blog post on Obsidian’s website.
Obsidian has been known to make some amazing RPGs in the past such as Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity and the first Southpark game. We don’t know much about this new RPG that’s coming but we can be sure that it’s in good hands because Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky are working on the game. Both of them have worked on some legendary titles such as Fallout and Diablo III and their combined experience will definitely result in something noteworthy.
Obsidian’s relationship with Take Two is why they’ve been so forward about the microtransaction issue, they have said that the company haven’t forced them to put in microtransactions in the game and have supported a clean model for it.
We don’t have much about the new RPG but we’re sure to bring everything to you as soon as it’s revealed so stay tuned for more!