Loot boxes and microtransactions have become the greatest evil in video games after the predatory system of Star Wars Battlefront 2 went live as the game released. Now developers are attempting to maintain a healthy relationship with their community by managing the trust with their fans. In a recent post, Obsidian stated that there will be no microtransactions or loot boxes in their upcoming RPG. The game is currently unnamed and their most recent post reads: “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. This news follows the announcement that Obsidian will be working with the publisher of GTA and BioShock, Take-Two Interactive, within their new publishing label Private Division. Fans voiced concerns that Obsidian’s association with Private Division would lead to pressure from Take-Two to implement GTA Online or NBA 2K18-type microtransactions in their game. Private Division stated that: “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.” Considering that the game is an RPG and that it won’t include microtransactions is alleviating. However, until seen, anything can change at a moments notice.