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 response is a simple “No”, there will be no microtransactions of any kind in The Outer Worlds.
— Obsidian (@Obsidian) December 15, 2017
Many fans were also troubled by the partnership of Obsidian with Private Division, the publisher of the upcoming title. The developers have decided to put those worries to rest:
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.