The Outer Worlds

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  • Phattso 7 Dec 2018 07:16:16 24,844 posts
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    Sooooo, Obsidian have announced The Outer Worlds as their next game. From some of the peeps behind the original Fallout and also New Vegas. Amazing!

    Then they show a trailer of some sub-Borderlands type deal. Odd. Iím conflicted. Should be amazing. Doesnít feel amazing. Fingers crossed!

    Some more info and trailers over at RPS. Excuse shitty link as Iím on mobile.

    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/12/07/obsidian-entertainment-announce-the-outer-wilds/
  • challenge_hanukkah 7 Dec 2018 07:27:24 11,291 posts
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    Yeah, on paper it's right up my alley, but that reveal left me pretty cold too.

    I really don't like Borderlands and this reminded me far too much of that, especially in the art style.
  • Flying_Pig 7 Dec 2018 07:30:15 16,304 posts
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    Looks pretty good to me.

    Hopefully Obsidian will nail it
  • Phattso 7 Dec 2018 07:31:03 24,844 posts
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    I loved me some Borderlands, but that was equal parts the humorous characters and the insane shooty bangs. Not sure a more traditional RPG with funny leanings is going to hit the mark.

    But then maybe itíll turn out more like a Mass Effect that wonít disappear up itís own arse, and that gives me hope. :)
  • RedPanda87 7 Dec 2018 07:52:44 1,955 posts
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    I think this looks great. Albeit in the typically janky Obsidian way. I'm hoping it will be more Fallout than Borderlands though.
  • Syrette 7 Dec 2018 08:22:12 50,321 posts
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    Something about it being an FPS disappoints me.
  • DUFFMAN5 7 Dec 2018 08:23:48 24,978 posts
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    We demand (as in I would rather really like) Alpha Protocol 2. The original game was fecking excellent.

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 08:24:05 07-12-2018
  • MrFlay 7 Dec 2018 09:38:54 4,228 posts
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    I'm guessing they signed a publishing deal before MS bought them. It's coming to PS4 too.
  • Phattso 7 Dec 2018 09:47:49 24,844 posts
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    I'd imagine, given it's coming out in 2019, they signed a deal years and years ago.

    Shame all I see over t'internet is people declaring "thank fuck they're leaving that isometric shit behind" because that makes me sad. I hope they keep that stuff ticking over, and continue to do interesting things with it like Tyranny.

    That said, I'm glad this particular game isn't in the Infinity Engine stylee. :)
  • fletch7100 7 Dec 2018 10:34:10 8,372 posts
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    Some features

    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 colonyís two planets didnít exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.
  • ChiefGB 7 Dec 2018 10:34:34 11,453 posts
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    Yeah Iíll be following this one.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 7 Dec 2018 10:45:02 32,374 posts
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    That looks and sounds right up my alley.
  • rockavitch 7 Dec 2018 11:07:52 1,127 posts
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    Colour me interested. I look forward to playing it in 2021 once a GOTY type edition is released and everyone else has bug tested it for me.
  • Duffking 7 Dec 2018 11:08:00 16,365 posts
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    I'm sure it'll be great, but a comedy-sci-fi-western is a pretty played out setting by now.
  • Ror 7 Dec 2018 11:19:35 18,894 posts
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    I knew I should have just named my thread 'The Outer Worlds'

    /shakes fist at Phattso
  • Phattso 7 Dec 2018 11:25:54 24,844 posts
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    Sorry, Ror! :-(
  • Ror 7 Dec 2018 11:29:39 18,894 posts
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    It's no bother :D I was actually going to bump my thread last night to remind everyone that it was going to be unveiled, but err... I forgot.
  • fletch7100 7 Dec 2018 11:34:56 8,372 posts
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    https://forums.obsidian.net/topic/95951-the-outer-worlds-trademarks-obsidians-aaa-rpg/

    Trademarks for card game and printed media

    Take Two Interactive are publishing (they own Private Divsion) So Iím sure they have a deal for a sequel if itís a big hit.
  • fletch7100 7 Dec 2018 11:34:59 8,372 posts
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    .

    Edited by fletch7100 at 11:35:22 07-12-2018
  • Ror 7 Dec 2018 11:51:10 18,894 posts
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    I wonder how that'll play with the Microsoft acquisition. They didn't buy them to have them making multiplatform games. I would imagine if they can't work out some kind of deal (Obsidian hold the IP, while T2 presumably keep the publishing rights), it'll probably end up being a one-off.
  • Dombat 7 Dec 2018 11:55:32 1,645 posts
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    Very interested in this. I was expecting an isometric RPG, which I would have been happy with, but I'm excited it will be more like newer Fallout but with the RPG elements hopefully done better.

    I have faith in Obsidian here and this has immediately become one of my most anticipated games for 2019.
  • Ror 7 Dec 2018 14:03:20 18,894 posts
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    PC Gamer were at Obsidian prior to last night's show and will have a feature up tomorrow.

    EDIT Not tomorrow, later today!

    Edited by Ror at 14:38:04 07-12-2018
  • Ror 7 Dec 2018 14:52:50 18,894 posts
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    PCGamer article

    Game Informer video:



    EDIT There is a [Dumb] dialogue option :D

    Edited by Ror at 15:18:35 07-12-2018
  • mikew1985 7 Dec 2018 16:24:46 14,629 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    We demand (as in I would rather really like) Alpha Protocol 2. The original game was fecking excellent.
    I've a feeling Microsoft may revive Alpha Protocol. Imagine how good it would be if they had the money to not only make it but also finish it this time.
  • Ror 7 Dec 2018 17:05:51 18,894 posts
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    They'd have to buy it from Sega first.
  • mikew1985 7 Dec 2018 22:48:30 14,629 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    They'd have to buy it from Sega first.
    I know they published it but are your sure they own it?
    I thought I had heard on a free podcasts that obsidian owned it but when I searched I couldn't find a confirmation either way
  • SiroccoJetProp 8 Dec 2018 00:46:59 285 posts
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    Really looking forward to this. Love these types of games, shame we only get them once every few years.

    The disappointment of Fallout 76 makes me crave it even more.
  • Scimarad 8 Dec 2018 07:49:49 9,624 posts
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    I love it when a really interesting sounding game just comes out of nowhere. Or maybe I've just somehow not heard any rumours.
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