One of the most interesting things we were looking forward to during the Game Awards was the reveal of Obsidian Entertainment’s new project. Just as expected it’s a sci-fi space RPG called The Outer Worlds, offering 3D first-person adventuring antics in a wacky world.
The Outer Worlds is one of the first fruits of Take-Two’s new Private Division publishing label, all in the aim of offering publishing support for halfway house titles that are neither indie nor full-blown AAA. Instead, The Outer Worlds sits somewhere in between, which is certainly an area that plays to Obsidian’s strengths.
In development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, The Outer World looks as if it borrows a lot of inspiration from the likes of the original Fallout games and Bioshock, packing a quirky sense of humour and a great deal of emphasis on player-driven choices. You can also see a great deal of Fallout: New Vegas in what Obsidian is attempting here, which should be enough to get fans excited.
The Outer Worlds is due out at some point in 2019 and will presumably be Obsidian’s last multiplatform project following the studio’s recent acquisition by Microsoft.