Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment and writer Private Division formally introduced new single-player sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds at The Game Awards 2018.
Set on the frontier of house, The Outer Worlds sees you awakening from hibernation amidst a conspiracy to destroy Halycon – a colony residing on the fringe of the galaxy pushed by big-brand firms. It’s as much as you the way you play, along with your actions influencing how the story unfolds and the destiny of Haylcon itself.
Interested? So are we. Here’s all the pieces we all know to this point about The Outer Worlds.
[Update: We get a better have a look at The Outer Worlds’ fight gameplay in a video from GameInformer.]
Cut to the chase
- What is it? Obsidian’s new single-player sci-fi RPG
- When can I play it? 2019
- What can I play it on? PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
The Outer Worlds launch date
We know The Outer Worlds will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2019, however Obsidian hasn’t given us a agency launch window or date but. However, it is seemingly we are going to see the title in mid to late 2019.
The Outer Worlds trailers
In this Game Informer video, The Outer Worlds’ co-director Tim Cain and lead designer Charles Staples showcase some fight gameplay:
Obsidian introduced The Outer Worlds at The Game Awards 2018 with an official announcement trailer. You can test it out under:
The Outer Worlds information
Lots of character customization, little display time
While you will get to customise your character’s look, it appears you will not actually have a voice. In an interview with Polygon, co-creator Leonard Boyarsky revealed the group has taken an “old-school” strategy to the sport to permit assets to be centered on a posh narrative.
You can play the best way you need
In the identical interview, Obsidian revealed The Outer Worlds is a player-driven recreation, which implies you primarily have the freewill to decide on whether or not you wish to be a hero, villain or something in-between by way of branching dialogue choices.
Once you progress far sufficient within the recreation you’ll obtain your personal star ship and crew. These crew members can act as companions in addition to providing their very own opinion on present occasions and decisions. There’s no romance choices, although (it can save you that stuff for Dragon Age 4).
As a narrative centred round firms, it is no shock The Outer Worlds will supply varied weapons and gadgets to buy from 10 totally different manufacturers. Where will your (model) loyalties lie?
Rather than take the quick consequence of one thing like a crucial wound, you may have the choice to simply accept a flaw as a substitute. This is a everlasting detrimental debuff which can stay with you all through the sport.
The Outer Worlds: what we wish to see
We’re positive to get extra particulars over the approaching months within the run-up to The Outer World’s launch (each time in 2019 that’s). In the meantime, here is all the pieces we’re hoping Obsidian delivers with the ultimate product.
A gripping major storyline (with some significant decisions)
Blending actual participant freedom with a structured narrative is a troublesome juggling act. Few video games have managed this in addition to the unique Mass Effect trilogy, so we’ll be desirous to see whether or not Obsidian can repeat the trick for their very own sci-fi RPG.
A working recreation engine
You’d assume we would not must put this, however so many large studios are ending up delivery unfinished video games due to the size of their enterprises (Assassin’s Creed Unity, Fallout 76, and so forth). Obsidian’s monitor file, although, and the smaller measurement of its group, suggests they’re going to be working inside their means.
Some precise house exploration
Sure, having large planets looming within the sky is cool, but when we do not precise get to take pleasure in exploring the celebs it is little greater than wallpaper. Here’s hoping Obsidian provides you an atmosphere to discover, slightly than making a recreation that might simply have simply been set again on Earth.
The starting of nice issues to return
With Microsoft having not too long ago acquired Obsidian, there isn’t any telling what that injection of money might do to the event group’s ambitions. If The Outer Worlds proves successful, we could possibly be seeing much more of it down the road, with the assets to essentially make it galactic.
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