Obsidian: “No Microtransactions of Any Kind” in Our New RPG, Published by Take-Two

Following the news that Take-Two was establishing a new publishing label, we learned that Obsidian Entertainment was developing an entirely new RPG under their company with original Fallout creators Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky.

Despite the mostly positive response to the news, some fans were concerned that being under Take-Two, the game would be riddled with microtransactions – as the publisher announced plans to have microtransactions in all their upcoming games.

Obsidian has since gone on the record to completely denounce any possibility of microtransactions in their game – news confirmed via their official forums. The studio said there will be “no microtransactions, of any kind, in our game.”

The developer also noted that Private Division has in no way forced or pressured them into putting microtransactions into their game.

“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,” the studio said. “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.”

So just what is their new game about? Sadly, Obsidian is still keeping their cards close to their chest. “We wish we could tell you all about it right now… but we’re going to hold off until the time is right,” they said.

What kind of game would you like to see from Obsidian and staff from the original Fallout games? Sound off in the comments below!

Editor’s Note: Art via Fallout 3 / Bethesda Softworks / Craig Mullins

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Brandon Orselli


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