Whether you wish to be a hero, villain or lunatic, The Outer Worlds will provide the opportunity, and now straight from the E3 floor we find Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division confirming the release date of their immersive single-player sci-fi RPG. Oh, and the E3 trailer is here too!
Available to pre-order right now, The Outer Worlds will be found coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 25th 2019, pushing out a dark and witty player-driven story that is set in a colony at the farthest reaches of the galaxy.
The Outer Worlds tells of a story that revolves around the firm grasp of corporate bureaucracy, just as it starts to unravel due to one unknown visitor – you. Yep, that’s right, the character that you decide to become will determine how the story unfolds and it’ll be your choices that will affect the way the story develops, as well as your character progression, companion stories, and endgame scenarios.
“When I found myself contractually obligated to work with Leonard, we decided to make the game we always wanted,” said Tim Cain, Co-Game Director at Obsidian. “A game where player agency matters, and allows you to approach any situation however you’d like. Because it’s your story. And, because we haven’t figured out how to contractually oblige you to play how we want you to. Yet.”
The Outer Worlds will also present you with a variety of options to play through the game. With an array of ranged and melee sci-fi weaponry at your disposal, you can also solve issues with good, old-fashioned spoken diplomacy, or even leadership-driven delegation to your companions.
“All kidding aside,” said Leonard Boyarsky, Co-Game Director at Obsidian, “Tim is truly honored to be working with me again on a game that focuses not only on a player-driven story, but also on establishing a new universe that is fun for players to explore with depth, humor, and corporate approved action.”
“Obsidian has such a great history when it comes to creating exceptional single-player RPGs,” said Allen Murray, Vice President of Production. “The Outer Worlds is unmistakably an Obsidian game, delivering an experience rich with dark humor, interesting characters, and plenty of player agency.”
We’ll keep you updated in the weeks that follow but for now, make sure you check out the E3 2019 trailer for The Outer Worlds right now. Then get over to the Xbox Store and splash the £49.99 cash required to ensure that you’ll be playing it on Xbox One come that October 25th release.
If you wish to know more about The Outer Worlds then our initial announcement article from December 2018 is right here.