Following their announcement at The Game Awards, Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division have released a little more information about their upcoming open-world adventure The Outer Worlds, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019 or in 2020.
The Outer Worlds will begin when the player wakes from hibernation on a colonist ship with little knowledge about the world around them. Evidently, there is a threat against the colony that has to do with corporate entities looking to take it over. However, they weren’t expecting you and so the player-driven story unfolds.
“It’s great to be working with Tim again. It’s rare to find a co-creator who compliments your skill set so well – Tim’s great at the things I’m not and vice versa,” said Leonard Boyarsky, co-game director at Obsidian. “But what we both seem to have a knack for is making in-depth single-player RPGs where the player can define their character and play the game any way they choose.”
“There’s something very special about the combination of my lighter humor and Leonard’s darker take on things. It affects everything in the game – the setting, the characters, the dialogs,” added Tim Cain, co-game director at Obsidian. “Plus, we have a great team here at Obsidian, and we’re making sure The Outer Worlds delivers what players want from a new RPG universe.”
“Obsidian’s pedigree in creating excellent single-player RPGs that empower meaningful player agency in combination with the characteristic dark humor of Tim and Leonard is second to none,” said Michael Worosz, SVP and head of Private Division. “With The Outer Worlds, the team is crafting an incredible new sci-fi RPG that celebrates the world-building and player-driven storytelling the studio is known for in fresh and exciting ways.”
Additionally, if you missed it, the game received an announcement trailer showing the colony and the state that it’s in. Although similar to in scope to past titles the developers have worked on, it seems players will still retain a choice when playing the game that will change the game’s narrative.
You can watch the trailer and check out some screenshots below:
Author’s take: Honestly, this game looks like a great time and has something that is missing from the Fallout series, a personality. I’m excited to learn more and see what these creators are capable of.
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