The Outer Worlds made a major appearance at E3 2019. At the press conference for Xbox, The Outer Worlds kicked off proceedings with a trailer featuring both more details about its game universe and some snippets of gameplay footage. Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment announced today that The Outer Worlds will launch on October 25, 2019 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC (via the Microsoft Windows Store and Epic Games store).
Obsidian has long been an impressive name in the world of RPGs, formed by a team of developers behind such great names as Baldur's Gate and the creator of such titles as Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity. Fans are hoping that The Outer Worlds will be another solid entry in Obsidian's roster, with plenty of freedom within its gameplay and an interesting game world to explore. That said, previous issues with game bugs has some worried that Obsidian's talk of pressure and time constraints may leave it not quite ready at launch.
The most recent content revealed about The Outer Worlds may go some way to alleviate those fears, however. During the Xbox press conference at this year's E3 expo, Obsidian shared a new trailer that goes into more detail about the corporate-run worlds of the far reaches of space, with plenty of violence to boot. The trailer in question can be seen below.
The trailer shows off a little more of the setting of The Outer Worlds. On the world of Halcyon, in the farthest reaches of space, corporations wrestle for control. Enter the player character, an outsider entering into this world full of conflict and threatening to shake things up in the way they see fit.
In true Obsidian fashion, the player will then have control over how they want to do things. They could go down the heroic route, supporting the pushed upon population of Halcyon, or instead be more mercenary in their approach. Then, of course, there is always the option to just jump head first into the violence of it all without picking any sides.
This will no doubt give players a better idea of what to expect from The Outer Worlds - or perhaps compound the idea that some may have had in the first place. The Outer Worlds will reportedly be more of a focused experience than some other Obsidian titles, which perhaps may help with some of the technical issues that the developer has run into due to less of a time constraint. All will be revealed when the game launches October 25.