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Obsidian’s new RPG will not feature microtransactions
By Sam Jones - 18th Dec 2017Games
None at all says Fallout: New Vegas developer
Microtransactions and loot boxes are among the most talked about game features in recent months, and one developer has already stated it will not be including such features in its new RPG game.
Obsidian Entertainment, the developer behind games such as Fallout: New Vegas, Tyranny and South Park: The Stick of Truth, has confirmed that its next big project - yet to be named or detailed - will not feature any microtransactions "of any kind" in a recent statement. Obsidian took to their forum to let fans know about the no-show of these features, whereby users can purchase virtual perks, items or power-ups via micropayments, as well as praising their publisher - newly formed Private Division - for not "pushing" the team into including microtransactions.
The official word from Obsidian Entertainment
A spokesperson on behalf of Obsidian Entertainment posted "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 loot boxes 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."
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