A few days ago Take-Two studios have made a new game distributor. The name of the new distributor is called Private Division and the very first games under their wing will be an RPG made by Obsidian Entertainment. A lot of people shuddered at the thought of seeing a game distributed by a Take-Two subsidiary.
In case people have been living under a rock. Take-Two has taken an awful approach towards Microtransactions and Loot Boxes. They made buffoons out of themselves thanks to the fact that they went fully aggressive about NBA2K18 on microtransactions.
However, Obsidian saw that players were starting to show concerns about Obsidian’s future RPG and they cleared out some rumors by mentioning that Microtransactions will not be featured in the new game.
Now Obsidian’s statement reads as follows: “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 was a resounding “No”. The new RPG made by Obsidian will not include any sort of Microtransaction. As much as players feared about Private Division pushing Obsidian into including them, they mentioned that it isn’t the case.
“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.”
So there we have it. Obsidian Entertainment won’t be taking the soulless approach made by other games released by 2K. We can only hope that they remain with this vision from now on.