The Obsidian site has been updated with a brief post from the Outer Worlds team to answer a burning question that devs have been fielding everywhere: Will this upcoming game feature any lootboxes or other microtransactions"? The short answer is simply, "No." The longer answer is, "No microtransactions, of any kind, in our game." That should set a lot of minds at ease.
The post goes on to clarify the partnership between Obsidian and its publisher Private Division. Some fans had expressed concern that Private Division would try to force lootboxes and / or other microtransactions into the game. "Far from "pushing us to put anything -- microtransactions or otherwise -- into our game, Private Division has been incredibly supportive of our vision, our creative freedome, and the process by wish we work to make RPGs."
You can read the full post and the community's reaction by visiting The Outer Worlds post on the Obsidian site.