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  • Obsidian Announces The Outer Worlds - Think Sci-Fi Fallout in Space

    Think back to the last great Fallout game and chances are you're thinking of Fallout: New Vegas. That game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment. Now imagine Obsidian took all of that great stuff, had the financial backing of Microsoft behind them, and created an entirely original game with a healthy smattering of new gameplay ideas. You would probably have The Outer Worlds, the latest game to be revealed by Obsidian Entertainment.

    They also just happen to be the original studio behind Fallout. Huh, fancy that!

    The development studio announced their new title tonight at The Game Awards and hot damn am I ever excited for it.

    The game already has a page up on Steam if you feel like adding it to your wishlist there. It will also be released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 though pre-orders are not yet available.

    In The Outer Worlds, you awake from hibernation on a colonist ship that was lost in transit to Halcyon, the furthest colony from Earth located at the edge of the galaxy, only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy it. 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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