In a gaming world where paid DLC, expansions and microtransactions are the norm, some developers still strive to please gamers. Most recently, Obsidian Entertainment, the development company behind Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity, made a stunning announcement.

 

The Reveal

The developer states on their official forum that their next RPG project will be completely devoid of any type of microtransactions. According to one GameInformer source, the reveal followed news of the company’s partnership in Private Division…Take-Two’s new publishing label.

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Private Division company logo; Source: Business Insider.com

Meanwhile, the post in question on the site clearly says “No microtransactions, of any kind, in our game”. Obsidian Entertainment ultimately decided to make this choice following the recent controversies involving loot crates in video games. The releases of big-name titles such as Star Wars Battlefront II & more fueled the company’s decision to make the statement.

Screenshot of Obsidian’s previous game titled Tyranny; Source: PC Gamer

Thinking About The Future

While this news is now public, the actual details surrounding Obsidian’s upcoming RPG are still vague and unclear. The developer has some uniquely creative and successful titles under its belt, and the new partnership may aid to continue this cycle. To say the least, it will be interesting to see what Obsidian Entertainment has in store for us in the near future, especially given their updated and newfound resources.

 

Sources: GameInformer.com; Obsidian Website

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