Obsidian Entertainment has released a new trailer for The Outer Worlds, their upcoming first-person sci-fi RPG. The trailer provides an overview of the many places players will visit in the Halcyon Colony, the setting for the game. The trailer also showcases many of the gameplay elements that players will be able to do when they are exploring the Halcyon Colony.
In The Outer Worlds, “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 decided to become will determine how the player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.”
The Halcyon Colony is comprised of two distinct planets, Terra 2 and Monarch. Terra 2 is comprised of many employment communities where you can find every modern amenity from gourmet dining to “guaranteed” housing, and company approved social clubs. Monarch is the place to go if you want adventure. Monarch is a world just waiting to be tamed after being gently terraformed. In Monarch, you can hunt various exotic wildlife in order to bring civilization back to wild places.
The trailer also went through many of the gameplay elements of The Outer Worlds such as how players can choose to play the game. Players can become scientists which will grant access to unique weapons or they can be very useful with their hands and utilize melee weapons. The Outer Worlds will have a variety of weapons from “pointy” weapons to “smashy” weapons to “brainy” weapons and “shooty” weapons. The trailer also highlighted the many ways you can improve your character such as sharpening your reflexes which will upgrade TTD or Tactical Time Dilation which is The Outer Worlds version of V.A.T.S. and will slow time down.
Players can also improve their strength and use heavy melee weapons and improving social skills can lead to all sorts of opportunities. The trailer also highlighted the flaw system which is very unique to The Outer Worlds. Depending on what happens in your playthrough, you can take up a flaw which will permanently impact your character. For example, falling from high areas and dying will lead to a fear of heights or getting attacked by robots can lead to a phobia of them which will create a permanent buff against them.
If you are worried that the game will get or is too political, the developers have come out and said the game has no intention of being such. If you want to get more insight into how the game plays and functions, you can check out MXDWN’s impressions of gameplay at E3. The Outer Worlds will be releasing on October 25, 2019, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and for the Nintendo Switch at a later date.