The Outer Worlds the next game from the developers at Obsidian, might be the game I'm most excited for in 2019. Helmed by the original creators of Fallout it seems poised to be the New Vegas successor that everyone has wanted for years.
The Outer Worlds, which was announced last week at The Game Awards, is a sci-fi role-playing game set in a universe where corporations have taken over everything. Obsidian communications director Mikey Dowling showed me footage of the game in Los Angeles last week, and it looks excellent, primed to be a charming, fun game full of dialogue choices and interesting decisions. With Fallout 4 disappointing some fans and Fallout 76 launching in rough shape, The Outer Worlds could be just the RPG people have been craving.
Just calibrate your expectations properly. The Outer Worlds which has been in development since late 2016, is published by Private Division, a label of Take-Two Interactive (parent company of 2K and Rockstar) designed to make "AA" games. They're not indie, but they're not big-budget "AAA" RPGs like The Witcher 3 or Fallout New Vegas either. So do not expect The Outer Worlds to be quite fast, with a massive open world in which you can get lost for hundreds of hours. This will be a very different experience.
There are two planets in the game, Obsidian says, although they are not open worlds-they're compartmentalized. Hver av dem inneholder flere områder som skal undersøke, og Obsidian sier at det vil være nok å gjøre, men størrelsen vil være veldig annerledes enn New Vegas . "Medan vi ikke diskuterer det nøjagtige antal områder, er en god bit af kontekst for at gå i gang Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II with potentially more ground to cover and explore in each area, "Dowling said in an email.
Not that this is a bad thing. To those of us who do not have tons of free time and love the idea of an RPG that can be finished without sacrificing an entire month to the scheduling gods, The Outer Worlds seems just perfect. But with all the Fallout New Vegas comparisons floating around, it's important for people to know exactly what we're getting.