The Outer Worlds Will Not Have Any Microtransactions
One of the best surprises at The Game Awards 2018 was the reveal of Obsidian’s new RPG, The Outer Worlds. Favorably compared to Fallout and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, the game has been well-received by the gaming community in the aftermath of the Fallout 76 debacle. However, some may be worried that the game will have microtransactions or loot boxes that may impact gameplay, as we’ve seen in many other modern titles.
Luckily for anyone worried that The Outer Worlds will have microtransactions, narrative designer Megan Starks has confirmed that there will be none of them in the game. If there is any additional monetization in The Outer Worlds, it will be through post-launch DLC, which is currently being discussed at the studio.
Speaking to RPGSite, senior narrative designer Megan Starks, in the straight-forward fashion of “no,” confirmed that there won’t be any microtransactions in the space-faring RPG.
The team is being led by original Fallout creators Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, and part of the team who worked on what is arguably Fallout’s finest game: Fallout: New Vegas, also developed by Obsidian.
A match made in heaven surely, especially considering the turmoil afflicting the current Fallout license holders, Bethesda, whose multiplayer experiment Fallout 76 has been met with disdain from fans and critics.
As well as being a more streamlined RPG that harks back to the golden age of Fallout with companions and perks, Tim Cain has also noted that the game will not have any microtransactions baked in.
Whether or not The Outer Worlds gets any post-launch DLC will be dependent on if the game does well commercially, but right now, things seem to be in its favor. The Game Awards 2018 reveal trailer (Above) was met with some enthusiasm online, and other reveals since its announcement have kept it in the public’s favor.
For example, it was revealed not long after launch that The Outer Worlds will use a classic Fallout dialogue system, something that has been missing from the most recent games in that franchise. The Outer Worlds is also promising an immersive and traditional RPG experience, complete with NPCs, AI companions, and more.
The comparisons to classic Fallout and Knights of the Old Republic 2 have been positive ones, but The Outer Worlds has also drawn comparisons to the Mass Effect franchise.
The Outer Worlds is slated to release sometime next year via the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. At the moment of publishing this, there’s been no word of a Nintendo Switch port.