What you need to know

  • The Outer Worlds is an upcoming role-playing game from Obsidian Entertainment.
  • The Xbox Store listing says it runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X.
  • It. should launch in October.
  • You can preorder it for $60 through the Microsoft Store.

The Outer Worlds from Microsoft's Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division allows you to navigate Halcyon, a futuristic space colony, in a visually lush single-player role-playing game. The title lets you develop a character over time based on your playstyle. The game can apply features to your character based on reoccurring traits and or flaws. The end-result is someone who has interesting quirks.

Additionally, you can customize your weapons and ammunition to suit your needs, or circumvent combat through stealth tactics or other means to resolve conflicts. Your character's qualities will influence the gameplay over the course of the story, shaping your challenges, your interactions with other people who want to join your crew, and even the final stages of the game. Think of it as Fallout: New Vegas, but in space!

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As with any such "AAA" announcement, many gamers want to know how The Outer Worlds runs on Xbox One X. Luckily, the Microsoft Store listing revealed more details. The website says that the game is enhanced for the company's latest console, and runs at 4K resolution on the system. The Outer Worlds features stunning visuals of it lush hued dystopian landscape. Given its resolution, it should look excellent on modern TVs.

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The Outer Worlds is looking to be Obsidian Entertainment at its best, a tightly-focused RPG 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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