Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division announced that The Outer Worlds physical release will be a reality for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC for the upcoming sci-fi first-person RPG. The game will retail for $60 both digitally and physically, making it a full-price release, as was revealed on Gameinformer.
The community first saw The Outer Worlds at Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards 2018. A lone trailer dropped on the big stage, accompanied by Iggy Pop's "The Passenger." New information has slowly trickled out since then, including Obsidian's choice to not include romantic options for the protagonist.
The Outer Worlds garnered a lot of hype, considering the names attached to the project. Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, famous for their work on the original Fallout titles and Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, both lead the new project. Additionally, Obsidian worked on Fallout: New Vegas, one of, if not the, best received modern Fallout games. Now The Outer Worlds is shaping up to be the perfect marriage between the original Fallout creators and one of the best modern RPG studios in the field.
For the unfamiliar, The Outer Worlds puts players in the far reaches of space in a sci-fi adventure. The first-person perspective lends itself to shooting guns, which this game definitely has. However, players can also opt for more creative solutions. Some encounters can be handled with persuasion checks, while others can be solved doing certain actions beforehand. As we've come to expect with Obsidian, there will be more role-playing in the game than your average first-person shooter.
While fans may celebrate the on-disc release of The Outer Worlds, a release date has yet to be determined. Fans can expect it to be released within the next 10 months.
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