What you need to know
- The Outer Worlds is an upcoming first-person role-playing game from Obsidian Entertainment.
- The game is coming to Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 soon.
- The title is being published by Private Division as the deal was made before Microsoft acquired the studio.
- The Outer Worlds is part of Xbox Game Pass.
Recently, we attended a preview event for The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Entertainment. The game is an open-world role-playing experience along the lines of Fallout: New Vegas. This comparison has been made many times in the past, but given the fact that Obsidian hasn't created a first-person title in a while, it holds up.
Our hands-on preview showcases some never-before-seen gameplay. The footage was captured on a powerful gaming machine so the experience on consoles may be different. You should watch it to get a better understanding of what to expect come October 25.
The game lets you navigate Halcyon, a futuristic space colony, in a visually-lush single-player setting. 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 unusual quirks.
As with any such project, 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. It's unclear if it's 30 or 60 frames per second at the moment.
A new life
Take on the universe
The Outer Worlds is Obsidian Entertainment's latest, and it looks to be the spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas a lot of us want, with varied gameplay, beautiful environments, and a complex choice system.
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