Obsidian Takes You to The Outer Worlds with its Upcoming RPG #TheGameAwards
Below you’ll find the timeline of recent events which has gotten us to where we are today:
Fourteenth of November, Fallout 76 enters the market. Twentieth of November, Fallout 76 flat-lines at 53% on Metacritic. Twenty third of November, Fallout 76 is slashed by 33% across the board. Twenty seventh of November, a class action lawsuit is filed against Bethesda. Twenty ninth of November, players worldwide are outraged after Bethesda tries to cheat them out of the collector’s edition’s goodies. Sixth of December, when everybody assumed that everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for the publisher/developer, things get worse as private information of countless users gets publicly leaked. Seventh of December, Obsidian delivers the killing blow to the American publisher, by announcing The Outer Worlds, a true FPS RPG, designed to restore the sub-genre to its former glory. Today, Tod Howard [REDACTED].
As you can see, the above timeline of current events looks rather bleak, as it showcases how far Bethesda has fallen both as a publisher, and most importantly a developer. But at the same time, the very turn of events which has landed Bethesda in the gutter has given us a glimmer of hope in the form of the above-mentioned The Outer Worlds, which appears to be the New Vegas 2, which we always wanted.
While Obsidian is the original Fallout developer, it also happens to be the studio behind one of the best modern RPGs, Fallout; New Vegas. But instead of following in its prior employer’s footsteps, the developer in question seeks to achieve bigger and better things. And instead of resting on its laurels, it has decided to aim for the sky – in every sense of the world, as its upcoming RPG FPS, The Outer Worlds, will not just be a post-apocalyptic exploration game, but a full blown space epic.
From what we’ve learned so far, The Outer Worlds is set to be an anarchic adventure, which will pitch you, the likely custom made protagonist, against a
globalist intergalactic web of private corporations which deem to control the new frontier through senseless consumerism. And unlike Bethesda’s recent efforts, Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds, is going to be a full blown RPG – you know, one with NPCs and actual quests.
So far not much is known about the title, besides the above-described information, and most importantly, the release date. And while this is not set to a day, as Obsidian has just given us a year, a year 2019 to be exact. Then it is not out of the question that The Outer Worlds will see the light of day sometime in Q3 of 2019. And while the quarter in question is still a long way away, then the trailer is not – as you can watch it above, right this second.