The Outer Worlds Gets 20 Minutes of New Gameplay Footage at PAX East 2019

Mar 31, 2019
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The Outer Worlds, the sci-fi action RPG by Obsidian Entertainment, got showcased at PAX East 2019 during a panel. There were about twenty minutes of brand new gameplay footage, after which the developers answered a few questions from attendees.

They mentioned mod support is something they’d really like to do, but it won’t be available at launch as this is the first time using the Unreal Engine 4 for Obsidian. They also talked about the so-called ‘Mandibular Rearranger’, a melee weapon that doesn’t deal a lot of damage but rearranges the facial attributes of the foes hit with it. This was originally a bug that has been kept into the game for its comedy factor.

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The Outer Worlds is out later this year on PC (Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store, with Steam following after one year), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We don’t know exactly when, but a leak suggested it may be on August 6th even though it hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.

Key Features

  • The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.
  • You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren’t particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.
  • Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It’s up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends.
  • Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything… except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.
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