Obsidian's 'The Outer Worlds' won't feature microtransactions

Recently, Microsoft announced that it had acquired inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. Both companies are working on new projects, and it'll be interesting to see what they come up with down the line. However, Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division have been developing a game for a while, and it was officially announced at The Game Awards 2018. Private Division is a new label from Take-Two Interactive that aims to publish titles from top independent development studios. Take-Two Interactive is most notable as being the parent company of Rockstar Games.

According to Obsidian, The Outer Worlds is a first-person role-playing game where choices matter. It seems that you can explore a multitude of planets during the course of the campaign. It's a lot like Destiny 2 where you go to different open-world areas for various objectives. As a result of this, many gamers were worried that there would be microtransactions.

According to a report by German gaming magazine GameStar, Timothy Cain, original creator of Fallout, told the outlet that "There are no microtransactions in the game. You buy it once and then enjoy it forever." This is great news for those who were worried about them. The report was translated from Germany to English by TechPowerUp.

Despite the fact that Microsoft has acquired the company, this project will end up on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One due to a prior agreement with Private Division. Obsidian is known for amazing games like Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth, so there is a lot of hype surrounding the project.

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4 Comments
  • You tugging at my heart strings, Obsidian!
  • The game looks good and I'm hoping it is something decent. Kudos to no micro transactions. I hardly ever buy a game anymore and when I do I'm usually very disappointed, it is either buggy as hell like Fallout 76 or full of Micro transactions.
  • Or both in the case of Fallout 76.
  • Things are shaping up nicely for Xbox.
    FH4, Ashen, Below, Crackdown 3, Ori 2, Gears 5 and Halo infinite. RDR2 in 4K.