I think the 18-rating on the game trailer was a bit on the conservative side, but perhaps they’re just getting us ready for what comes next.
The Outer Worlds is the latest RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, a company with a track record of making good RPGs.
It’ll launch this October on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
The game is described as both dark and witty. It’s a player-driven story in which you turn up as a stranger and take on the corporate bureaucracy bullshit of a colony world.
Tim Cain, Co-Game Director at Obsidian, told press;
When I found myself contractually obligated to work with Leonard, we decided to make the game we always wanted,”
A game where player agency matters, and allows you to approach any situation however you’d like. Because it’s your story. And, because we haven’t figured out how to contractually oblige you to play how we want you to. Yet.”
The Leonard in question is Leonard Boyarsky, the other Co-Game Director. He returned fire with;
All kidding aside, Tim is truly honored to be working with me again on a game that focuses not only on a player-driven story, but also on establishing a new universe that is fun for players to explore with depth, humor, and corporate approved action.”