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The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds

Genre: Role Playing
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher:
Release Date:
October 2019
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:19am 23/10/19 | 5 Comments
Obsidian returns with a game that at a glance looks like one part Fallout and one part Futurama - so you can be sure this was one our most anticipated releases of the year. With it's release due later this week we've spent enough time in the Halcyon system to serve you our full corporate mandated review.

A snippet.
It’s The Outer Worlds dark comedic undertones that are the most, well, Fallout. Set in the distant future, one where humanity is colonising distant worlds and systems, the story begins after you’re awoken from hibernation to discover that life in the corporate run Halcyon system is not as idyllic as it seems. Or should be. Beginning your journey to ultimately try and un-freeze those aboard the long-lost colonial freighter called Hope, you’re set loose in the almost wild-west frontier town of Edgewater - run by well-known maker of mass-market goods, Spacer’s Choice.

A town where all citizens are company born and bred, to the point where they’re more like commodities and assets tucked away in a space-age spreadsheet than individuals. A Spacer’s Choice town where the value of an employee is determined by the bottom line. Which in turn determines their allotment of things like food, water, and medicine. There’s a level of indoctrination on display from the get-go that verges on the bleak and depressing, but thankfully it all quickly becomes darkly comic and vibrant – thanks in part to the colourful visuals, alien flora, skies filled with celestial wonders, corporate propaganda spouting amusing taglines, and the engaging dialogue.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:56pm 17/10/19 | 0 Comments
With the PlayStation 4 Pro rendering at 1440p and then upscaling to 4K. With the release of Obsidian's latest RPG The Outer Worlds due later this month, publisher Private Division took to Twitter to confirm that the game will support the 4K resolution and textures on Xbox One X and PC.

That said you could probably run the PC version at 8K if you have the right setup.



This is great news for those with modern displays, but it would have been nice to also get confirmation on performance - confirming that the game will also run at a locked 30 or 60 frames-per-second would have been nice. Oh, and with The Outer Worlds also coming to Nintendo Switch sometime next year - odds are that version will run at 720p or so.

For more on The Outer Worlds be sure to check out our recent hands-on and interview with Obsidian - here.
Monday, 2 September 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:00pm 02/09/19 | 0 Comments
With the release of Obsidian's new sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds getting closer by the day - as most release dates tend to do - the latest video provides a look at the planets you'll visit. And the company's that run them. This new clip really sells the satirical comedic vibe of the game, which is one-part Fallout and one part Futurama. With a dash of Borderlands.

But still, very much it's own thing. And a first-person RPG that has the feel of something like Fallout: New Vegas. In other words, classic Obsidian.



And we can't wait to play it. Well, play it some more. As per our recent deep dive and interview piece on the game, it sounds more than promising.
Character development is a huge part of the game. Every decision you make -- whether it’s accepting someone's kind offerings for a job well done or blasting them in the face to steal their loot -- will all affect the way the character evolves and is perceived in the world. You could find yourself hated by the masses and not trusted, or you could find yourself respected and loved as a compassionate individual. This all plays to how the story unfolds for you.

The Outer Worlds is out October 25 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. With a Nintendo Switch release to follow at a later date.
Friday, 9 August 2019
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 07:02pm 09/08/19 | 3 Comments
We were recently invited out to an event to get hands-on with The Outer Worlds, the forthcoming open-world/sandbox action-RPG from Obsidian where we also got to speak with the game's lead designer, Charles Staples on many a space-faring topic.

Here's a snippet:
“We have a bit of dark humor in this one, and that does come a lot from our game directors Tim [Cain] and Leonard [Boyarski],” explains Lead Designer Charles Staples. “Tim is really the silly slapstick; big fan of Futurama and The Simpsons, while Leonard's more of the gritty darkness [of the game]. So sort of how they collaborate and work together gives us that dark humour where we try to make sure that even the silly things or the fun things in the game have a dark undertone to [them], but then the dark moments still have some lightness and brevity, because we don't want to just bombard people.”
The full interview preview feature has a lot more and the game, according to Paul (yes my brother), is shaping up nicely. Clieck her for our full The Outer Worlds interview feature.