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The Outer Worlds: It’s the Future. Try Not to Break It.

The Outer Worlds: It’s the Future. Try Not to Break It.

The Outer Worlds: It’s the Future. Try Not to Break It.

Welcome to a single-player, first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division

Category: Upcoming Release
Written by: Karla Munger on December 8, 2018
Genre: Sci-Fi RPG
Published by: Private Division
Developed by: Obsidian Entertainment
Release Date: 2019
Platform: Windows, PS4, Xbox One


In The Outer Worlds, you’ll awake from hibernation on a colonist ship lost in transit to its destination on the edge of the galaxy.

You’ll find yourself embroiled in a deep conspiracy. You’ll explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power.

The character you choose to inhabit will determine how the player-driven story unfolds. You’ll become the unplanned variable in the colony’s corporate equation.

Co-game directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, original creators of Fallout, have reunited for this new single-player RPG from the renowned team at Obsidian, developers of Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the Pillars of Eternity franchise.

Leonard Boyarsky, co-game director, Obsidian: It’s great to be working with Tim again. It’s rare to find a co-creator who compliments your skill set so well – Tim’s great at the things I’m not and vice versa.  But what we both seem to have a knack for is making in-depth single-player RPGs where the player can define their character and play the game any way they choose.

Tim Cain, co-game director, Obsidian: “There’s something very special about the combination of my lighter humor and Leonard’s darker take on things. It affects everything in the game – the setting, the characters, the dialogs. “Plus, we have a great team here at Obsidian, and we’re making sure The Outer Worlds delivers what players want from a new RPG universe.”

Michael Worosz, SVP and head of Private Division: Obsidian’s pedigree in creating excellent single-player RPGs that empower meaningful player agency in combination with the characteristic dark humor of Tim and Leonard is second to none,” said . “With The Outer Worlds, the team is crafting an incredible new sci-fi RPG that celebrates the world-building and player-driven storytelling the studio is known for in fresh and exciting ways.

The Outer Worlds will be available for Windows, PS4 and Xbox One sometime in 2019.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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