Following a flurry of teasers prior to The Game Awards, Obsidian’s sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds was revealed – and it looks intriguing. Published by Private Division, the open-world shooter is set in a corporate-run colony on the edge of the galaxy called Halcyon, but all is not as it seems. You play as a colonist that stumbles on a conspiracy threatening to destroy the colony, and in true Obsidian style, your actions will dictate the outcome of the game.
Interested? You should be, it's one of the best upcoming games right now. Here’s all you need to know about The Outer Worlds, from the release date window to the latest gameplay news and trailers.
When will The Outer Worlds be released?
While we don’t yet have a specific release date for the upcoming shooter, it has been confirmed that The Outer Worlds is scheduled for release at some point in 2019.
The fact that a specific release is yet to be announced leads us to believe that it’ll be later rather than sooner in 2019, possibly towards the end of the year. We all know how popular the Sep-Nov release schedule is every year!
Once it does appear, it’ll be available for PC, Xbox One and even PS4 despite Microsoft’s purchase of developer Obsidian earlier this year. That’s apparently due to an agreement between Obsidian and publisher Private Division made prior to the buyout that Microsoft is happy to adhere to.
Latest The Outer Worlds trailer
The announcement trailer for The Outer Worlds made its debut at The Game Awards 2018, though Obsidian was teasing the game for some days prior. The trailer showcases the dangerous and whacky world the game is set in, and sets the tone for the game. Spoiler: it’s full of lolz.
The Outer Worlds gameplay news
So, what can we expect from The Outer Worlds? Our main source of information is the announcement trailer, seen above, and a brief Steam listing. The game seems to be an open-world first-person shooter with various RPG elements set in a dystopian universe where massive corporations own entire planets, and most importantly, it’s a game that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
In true Obsidian style, the game is player-driven. Your approach to The Outer Worlds will not only dictate how the story develops but your character’s build, companion stories and most importantly, end-game consequences.
You’ll meet various characters throughout your travels across the various settlements, space stations and other dangerous environments Halcyon has to offer, and some will be interested in joining your crew. These companions come with unique abilities, motivations and ideals. It’s down to you to choose whether they become a part of your crew, and if you’ll help them achieve their goals.
We’re very excited by what The Outer Worlds has to offer, and we can’t wait to find out more about the open-world game in the coming months. We’ll update this article as more information becomes available, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back regularly!