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No Microtransactions in Take-Two's Upcoming RPG by Obsidian

19 December 2017

After all, Take-Two rakes in the big money via microtransactions, with almost half of its sales from the last quarter coming from "recurrent consumer spending" for National Basketball Association 2K17 and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Obsidian Entertainment, the studio behind popular titles such as Fallout: New Vegas, Tyranny, and the Pillars of Eternity series, has kept its current project under wraps.

This news follows the announcement that Obsidian will be working with Take-Two Interactive, who published all of the GTA and Bioshock games, via their new publishing label, Private Division.

As there are now no planned titles from the Private Division label slated for release in 2018 outside of an update to Kerbal Space Program. Private Division is their latest studio which focuses on the indie game development and boosting other Indie studios, as Private Division's latest game which will come from Obsidian Studios will have no microtransactions whatsoever.

Thus, the developing companies themselves do not become subsidiaries of Take-Two like 2K and Rockstar are, but benefit from the company's publishing experience and, obviously, their deep coffers.

Even though Take Two has recently announced that all their games going forward will feature loot boxes or microtransactions, Obsidian has confirmed via a post on their forums that they flat-out will not include such features in their upcoming RPG. 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?' "We wish we could tell you all about it right now... but we're going to hold off until the time is right", the developer said, via IGN.

"We're extremely excited about our upcoming RPG, and we know you are too", Obsidian said (via IGN). Obsidian made sure to note that its new game will not have microtransactions or loot boxes, and also spoke highly of its relationship with Private Division. However, unlike Take-Two, Private Division hasn't been too keen on pushing the microtransaction model on developers but have been incredibly supportive of their individual process, emphasizing their vision and creative freedom over anything else.

No Microtransactions in Take-Two's Upcoming RPG by Obsidian