What you need to know
- The Outer Worlds is an open-world RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, the creator of Fallout: New Vegas.
- It was received very positively, but did get some criticism for being a little shorter or shallower than expected.
- The game's first DLC, Peril on Gorgon, adds a ton of new content, including loads of new areas, and works to solve these complaints.
- It's available now, and is a very promising first DLC expansion for the Outer Worlds.
The Outer Worlds is a fantastic game in its own right, but Obsidian Entertainment isn't done yet. The first DLC expansion, Peril on Gorgon is now available for purchase, either standalone or as part of a greater Expansion Pass that will also include the Murder on Eridanos expansion coming later on. In our preview, we concluded that Peril on Gorgon is very promising, adding lots more to do with huge varied areas and new weapons.
If you're interested, you can grab Peril on Gorgon right now for $15 as an add-on for the Outer Worlds, or you can spend $25 to grab the Expansion Pass that will include Peril on Gorgon and Murder on Eridanos. If you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you can grab a 10% discount on either one, saving you a little bit of cash. Also, the Outer Worlds is currently half off, giving players a reason to purchase the game to own if they want.
The Outer Worlds definitely benefits from the addition of Peril on Gorgon, with further content planned down the line. Obsidian has also promised optimizations for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Outer Worlds DLC
The first of two confirmed.
The Outer Worlds is a stellar RPG, and solidifies Obsidian Entertainment as a powerful force in the gaming world. The first DLC expansion for the Outer Worlds, Peril on Gorgon, is a big add-on for an already fantastic game, and brings further death to this twisted world(s).
Fallout in space
What we were all waiting for.
The Outer Worlds proves that Obsidian Entertainment is still the king of RPG's, allowing players to truly control the narrative across several different planets, while assembling a varied team of generally crazy people. Even better, the game will continue to grow with new expansions, with the first one available now.
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