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The Outer Worlds Will Not Feature Microtransactions


The Outer Worlds is an upcoming action RPG (Role Playing Game) which scheduled to be launched in 2019. Due to that, Obsidian as the developer has confirmed that the game will not feature any microtransactions.

The developer has stated on their official site:

“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.”

The Outer Worlds is on the list of the most anticipated games which will arrive in 2019. The game was revealed in The Game Awards 2018. Here’s a bit description for the game:

The Outer Worlds is set in the future where megacorporations have begun colonizing and performing alien planets. Originally bound for the furthest reaches of the galaxy, a colony ship’s faster-than-light travel goes astray, leaving it abandoned at the edge of colony space. The player character awakens from cryosleep only to find that most of the passengers are still in hibernation and begins a journey to a nearby colony to investigate the true nature of the corporations.

Obsidian also has provided some notes for the features on the game:

  • The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops, but your character builds companion stories and endgame scenarios.
  • You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren’t particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.
  • Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It’s up to you to help them achieve their goals or turn them to your own ends.
  • Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything… except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.

Well, The Outer Worlds is definitely worth awaiting game with the fact that there will be no microtransactions feature in it.

The Outer Worlds will be launched in 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For you who might haven’t see the trailer yet, you can check out below:

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