The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos, the second story expansion to Obsidian’s hit sci-fi RPG, will be out next week on 17th March 2021. The DLC will be out for PlayStation, Xbox and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version likely coming later this year.
This second (and final) narrative expansion takes you to the skies of Eridanos to try and solve a murder mystery in the Halcyon colony. Rizzo’s spokesperson Halcyon Helen has been offed in the run up to the launch of their new Spectrum Brown Vodka, and it’s up to you to figure out whodunnit. The key to solving the case is the new Discrepancy Amplifier, a gadget that will let you highlight unseen hints and temporal inconsistencies.
Also helping you solve it are new weapons and character customisations. There’s three new science weapons as well as new weapon and armour variants. The character level cap is also increased by three with new perks and flaws available to create an even more unique character.
The Outer Worlds released in 2019 to high praise, not long after Microsoft acquired developer Obsidian Entertainment. In keeping with their other acquisitions, they have allowed existing contracts and obligations to continue, with The Outer Worlds releasing across non-Microsoft platforms, still being published by Private Division, and with the two expansions following on. However, the studio is also hard at work on other projects that are Microsoft exclusives, namely Grounded (which is currently in Game Preview), and the upcoming next-gen exclusive Avowed.
In our original review for The Outer Worlds, Gareth wrote:
The Outer Worlds is the game that fans have wanted Obsidian Entertainment to make for the better part of a decade. The story is the main attraction here, with Obsidian’s witty writing coming to the fore in an interesting and funny interstellar setting. If that’s what you look for in your RPGs, The Outer Worlds will not disappoint.