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December 14th, 2017, 21:55
PCGamesN reports that Obsidian's new RPG will be published by Take-Two:

Obsidian's new RPG won't be out until at least Q2 2019, now published by Take-Two

Take-Two have launched a new publishing label that is partnered with a load of big name developers who have started independent studios, including Obsidian’s new RPG.
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Recently, Take-Two announced that all their upcoming games would feature microtransactions but it’s not clear whether that will include this new label. While microtransactions may work in some of these games, from the description of Project Wight, a Beowulf-inspired game where you play the monster, doesn’t seem like a natural fit for that kind of system.
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December 14th, 2017, 21:55
They announced all their games will contain micro transactions? Great…
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December 14th, 2017, 21:55
I don't see Obsidian as a type of company that would put micro transactions in their games. Unless Obsidian wants to destroy their company.
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December 14th, 2017, 22:17
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I don't see Obsidian as a type of company that would put micro transactions in their games. Unless Obsidian wants to destroy their company.
Yeah…they have them on their mobile games though. But if say PoE2 has micro transactions, Obsidian can strike my name from their fan list.
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December 14th, 2017, 23:12
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Yeah…they have them on their mobile games though. But if say PoE2 has micro transactions, Obsidian can strike my name from their fan list.
There is written that Take Two announced that…

Take-Two announced that all their upcoming games would feature microtransactions but it’s not clear whether that will include this new label.

Of course, players could be worried if devs join forces with publisher who pushes for this "microshit".
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December 14th, 2017, 23:35
We'll see. I doubt that Obisidian is willing to destroy their goodwill with adding microtransactions, espeically since they did a survey on that stuff. And we all know the result of it.

Plus this is a new label of TakeTwo so it might not adhere to their policy about microtransaction in every new game. At least that's my hope. If they want to do DLC then I'm ok with it, as long as they are not small in scope and content

https://twitter.com/gameinformer/sta…91906407059456

Interesting part:
SomeTwitterGuy/Girl: Expect it to be full of "recurrent consumer spending" ��
Private Division: Don’t worry, this is not a requirement for our titles.
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December 14th, 2017, 23:58
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Of course, players could be worried if devs join forces with publisher who pushes for this "microshit".
Precisely what I was referring to. A publisher that actually states all their games will contain MT's… as if that was a good thing? "Sure, we'll publish your game, as long as you add horse armour, currency you can buy for RL money, and of course Loot boxes. Perhaps you could also add an awesome button?"
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December 15th, 2017, 01:58
If the publisher is that committed to micro-transactions I'd prefer them to be open and up front about it. That way I can ignore all their games from the start instead of getting excited and then disappointed.
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December 15th, 2017, 02:00
Mentioning micro-transactions is like poisoning the well. Now I'm wary of their entire product line.
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December 15th, 2017, 03:01
What about lootboxes? Gotta have lots of lootboxes to complement the MTs.

Really excited!

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December 15th, 2017, 07:07
This puts the Obsidian survey on DLC into a different light. Perhaps Obsidian were trying to prove to Take2 what the fans of Obsidian would and would not tolerate as a lever for negotiation.
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December 15th, 2017, 09:32
I hope they manage to avoid MTs despite this, but I'm not convinced. Publishers have a lot of power.
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December 15th, 2017, 10:15
Is this the RPG that Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky are working on?
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December 15th, 2017, 10:37
I don't really care about microtransactions if they're optional and don't hurt the game itself.

I mean, publisher opportunism and greed have been part and parcel since the industry got started.

But Obsidian have always been contract workers - and their games are usually middling to good, for my part.

So, I guess you could say I'm not invested enough to care about this one.

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December 15th, 2017, 11:04
Originally Posted by Lemonhead View Post
Is this the RPG that Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky are working on?
Yes it is.
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December 15th, 2017, 12:56
Why speculate when later the facts will be known ?
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Why speculate when later the facts will be known ?
You haven't been online long, have you

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Not that long. I think I started around 88. I suppose the old timers are from the 70's or 60's.

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December 15th, 2017, 13:28
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Not that long. I think I started around 88. I suppose the old timers are from the 70's or 60's.
Yet you're wondering why people enjoy exchanging and speculating?

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December 15th, 2017, 14:50
Microtransactions?
RIP Obsidian.
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