With The Outer Worlds, Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment launched a single-player, no less black-humored alternative to Bethesda's Fallout series on the market in 2019.
Where the end-of-time competition with the most recent titles Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 drifted further and further away from the CRPG roots of the franchise, Obsidian jumped into the breach and offered players a successor in spirit that presented players with a wide range of quest solutions and intelligently expanded the genre with its own contemporary alternative history dystopia.
So far there is the PC version of The Outer Worlds (buy now € 24.36 /€ 53.99 ) only exclusively on the storefront platforms of the providers Microsoft and Epic Games to buy, but this month the RPG should finally be available in the Steam Store. The release should, as Obsidian Entertainment announced via Twitter, on October 23, 2020 respectively. On too Steam the title itself is now provided with this date.
Epic Games bought a one-year blocking period
Incidentally, it has been listed there since the official release in 2019. A circumstance that caused great resentment among the gaming community. At the time, Steam users felt that the exclusive deal between Outer Worlds publisher Private Division and Epic Games was being tamed in their purchase decision.
This agreement ensured that The Outer Worlds was only allowed to appear on Steam a full year later and, understandably, met with little approval. The game's shop page, which continued to function as an advertising board for The Outer Worlds and an exchange platform for the community even after this decision was announced, then rubbed the wound with additional salt.
What has not yet been found on Steam, however, is the Peril On Gorgon expansion that was released in September 2020. However, it can be assumed that there will be a shop page for the add-on as well as an option to purchase the Expansion Pass from the release on October 23 at the latest. The latter also includes the story DLC Murder on Eridanos, which is due to appear in 2021.
That's what The Outer Worlds is all about
The Outer Worlds takes place in an alternate timeline in which Theodore Roosevelt never became President of the United States. As a result, no economic reforms have been passed that could have counteracted the formation of a monopoly in the market. The power of the mega-corporations grew immeasurably, which not only made the colonization of space possible, but also led to corporate rule over social and private life.
Our review of The Outer Worlds
You slip into the role of a colonist who should arrive safely on the planet Halcyon after ten years of cyro sleep. But the transport spaceship disappears without a trace and is only recovered by chance 70 years after the start of the mission. Finally at your destination, you will be given the task of finding enough resources to wake the rest of the crew from their cyro-slumber and save the colony, which has since been ruined.
Sources: Twitter, Steam
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