What you need to know
- The Outer Worlds is a first-person adventure game from Obsidian Entertainment.
- The title is also available on PlayStation 4 due to past publishing agreements.
- The developer said the game was getting a story expansion in 2020.
- The Outer Worlds is available through Xbox Game Pass.
The Outer Worlds is a first-person role-playing game (RPG) from Obsidian Entertainment. Despite the fact that the team is now a part of Xbox Game Studios, this game is available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch due to past publishing agreements.
Recently, on Obsidian Entertainment's forums, the team thanked everyone for their support during The Game Awards 2019. However, the story of The Outer Worlds isn't over yet. Shyla, the Social Media Manager, confirmed that story downloadable content (DLC) was on the way in 2020. You can read a condensed version of the post below.
It's great to see that the game is getting new DLC in 2020. We can't wait to see where the developer takes the adventure next. Maybe some romance DLC will be available too? One can hope. It seems like the DLC announcement may be dropping during the July 23 Xbox Series X gameplay showcase.
Greetings employees of Halcyon,
The Board is pleased to announce that we have been able to acquire a portion of The Outer Worlds website! Feel free to take an additional 5-minute break today to visit the website, you've earned it! 🚀✨https://t.co/g3ADukdpfwGreetings employees of Halcyon,
The Board is pleased to announce that we have been able to acquire a portion of The Outer Worlds website! Feel free to take an additional 5-minute break today to visit the website, you've earned it! 🚀✨https://t.co/g3ADukdpfw— The Outer Worlds (@OuterWorlds) July 20, 2020July 20, 2020
In Windows Central's review, Jez Corden wrote, "The Outer Worlds is a tremendous RPG that feels like the culmination of Obsidian's efforts with similar franchises over the years. As a fan of classic Bioware and Bethesda RPGs, The Outer Worlds not only scratches the itch, but exceeds the legacy of the titles it draws inspiration from in some ways."
New adventures and horizons
The Outer Worlds is looking to be Obsidian Entertainment at its best, a tightly-focused role-playing game where your choices matter. Will it make good on that promise? Only time will tell, but it looks damn good so far.
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