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Obsidian Denounces Loot Boxes and Microtransactions

Obsidian announces that their upcoming RPG will not contain any sort of loot boxes or microtransactions, taking a proactive approach to decrying these features that have a attracted a lot of negative attention and controversy lately (thanks DSOGaming). So now we know more about what the game won't have than what it will. What we do know is that it will be an RPG, it will have a title, it will be published through Take-Two's new label Private Division, and that development is being led by Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky. Here's word:

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 lootboxes 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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28. Re: Obsidian Denounces Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Dec 17, 2017, 04:00 Jerykk
 
GothicWizard wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 01:22:
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 20:01:
GothicWizard wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 19:10:
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 10:30:
Hope Tim is doing something in the vein of Fallout. I'd rather see a new CRPG in some setting other than high fantasy, particularly from him.

I have it from a former employee they are working on their own post apoc CRPG. Since Obsidian can't get Fallout they decided to make their own fallout like IP with the original Fallout devs.

Seeing as Tim and Len were Fallout I'm pretty fucking stoked if that's the case. Regardless, Tim is one of my fave game devs so it'll be day one for me regardless of what it is but a new post-apoc game from him would be win icing on the awesome cake!

Cake


Then you may also be excited to hear after this game, assuming it does well, there has been some talks in making another VtM game, a bloodlines spiritual successor if you will. Since Obsidian already has a working relationship with the new owners of the vampire IP it would make sense.

FYI

If Obsidian did make another Vampire game with Paradox, it most certainly would not be 3D. Paradox doesn't have the money to make a 3D RPG like Bloodlines. It would likely be a 2D, isometric affair which I'm fine with but a lot of people wouldn't be.
 
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