Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment have released the launch trailer for sci-fi open-world RPG The Outer Worlds. The trailer shows different environments that players will explore as well as delving a little into the player choices, as in this world players can choose to be the hero that the people of Halycon want or a villain who perpetuates their problems. You could a character who chooses to lie to everyone or sort out problems with a fist or a gun.
The key features of The Outer Worlds includes:
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.
The Outer Worlds releases next week on October 25th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store. A Switch version is also in development though a release date is to be confirmed.