WATCH: Obsidian Partners With Publisher Private Division For New RPG
With its work on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire wrapped and ready for its 2018 release, developer Obsidian Entertainment is moving on to bigger and better things, one of which is a brand new RPG now in development. While that fact alone is enough to get excited, Obsidian also has some big names backing the project in the form of new publisher Private Division. The new label is a project of love from Take-Two Interactive, with a goal of partnering up with independent developers throughout the gaming industry. The announcement video for publisher Private Division can be found below:
Unfortunately not much is known about Obsidian’s new RPG, other than the fact that Fallout co-creators Tim Cain and Leonard will be spearheading development. That said, it’s not all quiet on the developer’s side of things. In a statement released over on the Obsidian forums, the developer revealed that its upcoming RPG would feature zero microtransactions of any kind within the game, which should delight those sick and tired of the loot box craze. Here’s the full statement:
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.”
It sounds like Private Division is off to a good start. The success of indie developers should not be underappreciated in this day and age, and if good things come out of a partnership between Private Division and Obsidian, our hats off to them. DFTG will keep an eye out for new information on the as-yet untitled RPG.
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