Obsidian's The Outer Worlds is slated for release at some point later this year, and it'll be coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Despite Microsoft's recent purchase of Obsidian, the game will still be coming to all platforms. In our guide compiling all the information out there on Obsidian's game, we'll be going over the Outer World release date, some new Outer Worlds gameplay details that have come to light, and more.
Outer Worlds Release Date
At the time of writing, The Outer Worlds is slated for release at some point during 2019, likely during the latter half of the year. Although Obsidian was recently acquired by Microsoft, The Outer Worlds will be releasing on PS4, as well as the Xbox One and PC.
Outer Worlds Gameplay
So, what is The Outer Worlds? As you can see in the debut reveal trailer for the game, it's a first person RPG from Obsidian, that takes place across a variety of different planets that each feature a dynamic ecosystem.
In the trailer above, we can see a whole host of different monsters prowling around planets, just waiting to devour you. It also looks like there'll be space combat in The Outer Worlds, as we can see a smaller ship getting chased by a huge freighter for a few seconds.
However, as Kotaku revealed in December 2018, we should probably temper our expectations for the size and scope of The Outer Worlds. "The Outer Worlds, which has been in development since late 2016, is published by Private Division, a label of Take-Two Interactive designed to make "AA" games. They're not indie, but they're not big-budget "AAA" RPGs like The Witcher 3 or Fallout New Vegas, either," reads the piece.
Judging by the brief trailer from The Game Awards, it looks like there'll be plenty of factions in The Outer Worlds. It also has a distinct futuristic setting, which is probably what you'd expect from the creators of the original Fallout.
Speaking to Polygon after The Game Awards, Obsidian revealed that there won't be any romance options in The Outer Worlds. "We felt like sometimes it kind of waters down your roleplaying for your character because it turns into this mini game of how do I seduce this companion or that companion. So it was just one of the things we felt wasn't really what we wanted to focus our time on," designer Leonard Boyarsky said.
Outer Worlds Release Date
Outer Worlds co-director Charles Staples recently offered a few new details about the game in an interview with Game Informer. "I don't want anyone to think our combat's boring, but I also don't want them to think there was too much rote combat in the game," Staples said.
"I want them to come away thinking that combat was exciting, it was fun when it happened, it was a little scary-you could always die. There's always a chance you could die." While you can get through lesser fights with cover-based tactics, harder fights require more strategy. There's also going to be a slow-mo effect for combat, allowing players to slow down time temporarily for a better aim.
Right now, these are all the details we have on The Outer Worlds from Obsidian. Should we uncover any additional details about the game, we'll be sure to update this guide straight away.