Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment is currently hard at work on Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, but it has a number of other video game projects in development as well. One such game is being published by Private Division, a new publishing label from Take-Two Interactive that will focus on games with smaller budgets. Since Take-Two recently made it clear that all of its future games will have microtransactions, some fans have been worried that Obsidian’s new RPG will have them as well. However, we can now confirm that Obsidian’s new game will not have microtransactions of any kind.
This is according to Obsidian itself, which made the announcement on its forums. 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. Apparently Private Division has been “supportive” of Obsidian’s vision, and has given the studio creative freedom on the project.
Unfortunately, Obsidian didn’t reveal any additional details on what its next RPG will be like. We do know that its project with Private Division won’t be Fallout: New Vegas 2 or New Orleans, as Bethesda owns the rights to the Fallout IP. The most likely scenario is that Obsidian is working on a new IP for Private Division, and with Pillars of Eternity 2 set to release next year, chances are we won’t learn more about it for some time to come.
Regardless, fans of Obsidian are likely happy to learn that its next game won’t have microtransactions or loot boxes. It’s also good to know that despite Take-Two’s announcement that all of its future games will have microtransactions, games released under the Private Division label are apparently exempt.
However, others may be disappointed that Obsidian is already developing at least two full-fledged RPGs at the moment, which may mean it simply doesn’t have time to work on the long-rumored Fallout: New Orleans. Then again, it’s possible Obsidian has been developing the game for years, and Bethesda is simply waiting for its next E3 press conference to announce it. Fans will just have to stay tuned for more on that rumored game and additional details on Obsidian’s Private Division project.
Obsidian’s new game is in development for unspecified platforms.
Source: Obsidian Entertainment