Those who have been waiting anxiously for Obsidian Entertainment to drop The Outer Worlds now have a date to mark on their calendars.
The new Fallout-style role-playing offering from the makers of Fallout: New Vegas will officially release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25, 2019. Take note that the game will be coming out as a timed exclusive for the Epic Games Store on PC before landing on Steam a year later. In addition, the game will be available for Xbox Game Pass.
The release date accompanied a brand new trailer that was shown by Microsoft during its press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2019) earlier today. The shared footage reveals more of what you can expect from Halycon, a massive space colony run by mega-corporations far away from Earth. There’s a dirty secret hidden at the heart. You’re the “stranger” that will stand against those tyrants until the end.
The game definitely seems to have all the right story-driven pieces in place for an excellent single-player journey. You have been asking for Obsidian Entertainment to take on the Fallout franchise for years. The Outer Worlds is just that except for it having the potential of becoming a new franchise. If anything, this just might be the wake-up call that Bethesda Softworks needs to start treating its Fallout franchise with more respect when it’s time to chalk out the next installment.
The Outer Worlds has been in development for nearly three years. When Microsoft approached Obsidian Entertainment with an acquisition offer, the developer had already given the publishing rights to Private Division, a subsidiary publishing label under Take-Two Interactive. Hence, any exclusivity will have to wait for Microsoft until Obsidian Entertainment starts working on a new project, which might as well be a sequel provided that The Outer Worlds ends up as a massive hit.