Sticking true to its moniker as the “Original Creators of Fallout”, Obsidian’s newest project is a single-player sci-fi RPG called The Outer Worlds. Though it’s a totally new IP, the unveiled cinematic trailer has some stark similarities to the Fallout series, with some borrowed elements from other games with similar aesthetics as well as a penchant for humor. This game, however, adheres to its name with a sense of scale that eclipses the setting of the Fallout universe.
The vibrant colors of some of the locations shown, along with massive space vessels and alien creatures, speak to the imaginative world-building that Obsidian seems to have lavished upon the game. The premise of the plot revolves around a professor of some sort tasking the protagonist with saving fellow space settlers from the far reaches of the realm and opposing the futuristic mega-corporations and their iron-grip control on the frontiers of space.
While the cinematic trailer gave few details about the core gameplay, the game is confirmed to be first-person, which isn’t too surprising given the guns seen in the video. It’s probably a given that vehicular game mechanics will play a role at some point as well.
There is no release date as of yet, but The Outer Worlds will launch on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the trailer below: