The Outer Worlds – News, Reviews, Videos, and More

The Outer Worlds Box Art
Publisher
Private Division
Developer
Obsidian Entertainment, Virtuos (Switch)
Platforms
PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch
Release Date
PS4, Xbox One, PC: October 25, 2019; Nintendo Switch: June 5, 2020
Genre
Role Playing

Game Overview:

The Outer Worlds is a first person action role playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Private Division.

It takes place in an alternate future where large businesses dominate society, and megacorporations colonize, run, and terraform alien planets.

Latest Updates For The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds Has Surpassed 4 Million Sold-In Units

The Outer Worlds Has Surpassed 4 Million Sold-In Units

Despite the game launching day 1 on Xbox Game Pass, it seems the RPG has seen a lot of success in a relatively short time.

The Outer Worlds 2 May be Announced at E3 2021 – Rumour

The Outer Worlds 2 May be Announced at E3 2021 – Rumour

Obsidian Entertainment might be primed to have an eventful E3 this year, according to a recently published report.

The Outer Worlds Sales Pass 3 Million

The Outer Worlds Sales Pass 3 Million

Private Division also confirms that Obsidian and Microsoft will publish "future iterations in the franchise.

The Outer Worlds: Murder On Eridanos Gets Colorful Musical Launch Trailer

The Outer Worlds: Murder On Eridanos Gets Colorful Musical Launch Trailer

An offbeat trailer for the game's send off expansion.

The Outer Worlds – New Update Seems To Have Added 60 FPS Enhancement On PS5, Xbox Series X
The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos Releases on March 17th, Opening Cinematic Revealed

The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos Releases on March 17th, Opening Cinematic Revealed

Venture to Eridanos to solve the mystery of Halcyon Helen's death.

The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos Announcement Coming Today

The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos Announcement Coming Today

The player's "new job duties" are "almost ready."

The Outer Worlds: Peril On Gorgon Now Available On Switch

The Outer Worlds: Peril On Gorgon Now Available On Switch

It's a bit behind, but Switch users can now check out the first expansion.

The Outer Worlds – Murder on Eridanos Expansion Announced, Out by March End

The Outer Worlds – Murder on Eridanos Expansion Announced, Out by March End

Promises to be "Halcyon Helen's final (and finest!) adventure."

The Outer Worlds is Now Available on Steam and GOG

The Outer Worlds is Now Available on Steam and GOG

It's currently discounted by 50 percent on both platforms.

The Outer Worlds – Switch Patch Adds Half-Resolution SSAO, Improves CPU Performance

The Outer Worlds – Switch Patch Adds Half-Resolution SSAO, Improves CPU Performance

Patch 1.2 is currently live and provides a number of visual improvements.

The Outer Worlds – Switch Patch Out on October 21st, Improves Visuals

The Outer Worlds – Switch Patch Out on October 21st, Improves Visuals

The Switch version will also go on sale on October 22nd.

The Outer Worlds 2 is in Pre-Production – Rumour

The Outer Worlds 2 is in Pre-Production – Rumour

Obsidian Entertainment might be at work on the next game in their new series.

The Outer Worlds Releases on Steam on October 23

The Outer Worlds Releases on Steam on October 23

The game's Epic Games Store exclusivity is ending.

Xbox Series S Load Times Compared With Xbox One S in New Video

Xbox Series S Load Times Compared With Xbox One S in New Video

Watch how long it takes both consoles to load into The Outer Worlds.

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC is Now Available

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC is Now Available

Travel to the Gorgon Asteroid and investigate the shady dealings of Spacer's Choice.

The Outer World: Peril on Gorgon DLC Gameplay Video Introduces New Characters, Choices

The Outer World: Peril on Gorgon DLC Gameplay Video Introduces New Characters, Choices

Check out how the crew begins their investigation into the Gorgon asteroid.

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Receives New Details in Extensive Gameplay Walkthrough

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Receives New Details in Extensive Gameplay Walkthrough

Obsidian's RPG is receiving its first expansion in early September.

The Outer Worlds: Peril On Gorgon Was Worked On By The Writer Of Outer Wilds

The Outer Worlds: Peril On Gorgon Was Worked On By The Writer Of Outer Wilds

Read that headline carefully now.

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Expansion Announced, Releases September 9th

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Expansion Announced, Releases September 9th

A second expansion is also in the works and included with the expansion pass.

The Outer Worlds Developer Teases “Special Message”

The Outer Worlds Developer Teases “Special Message”

New content could be coming soon to the sci-fi FPS/RPG.

The Outer Worlds Switch Version Set To Get Performance Patch Soon

The Outer Worlds Switch Version Set To Get Performance Patch Soon

The portable version will hopefully get some extra polish soon.

The Outer Worlds Switch Version Will Also Get Upcoming DLC

The Outer Worlds Switch Version Will Also Get Upcoming DLC

You'll be able to take the post-launch content on the go as well.

The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Reveals Challenges of Porting to Switch

The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Reveals Challenges of Porting to Switch

Obsidian's Eric DeMilt talks about the how controls were tuned.

The Outer Worlds Switch Will Run At 30 FPS; 720p In Handheld Mode, 1080p When Docked

The Outer Worlds Switch Will Run At 30 FPS; 720p In Handheld Mode, 1080p When Docked

The game will also support gyro controls on Nintendo's hybrid.

The Outer Worlds Switch Version Gets More Screenshots

The Outer Worlds Switch Version Gets More Screenshots

The game is also available for pre-purchase.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Shipped Over 31 Million Copies; Borderlands 3 Passed 10 Million, Per Take-Two

Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Shipped Over 31 Million Copies; Borderlands 3 Passed 10 Million, Per Take-Two

NBA and The Outer Worlds also enjoy strong sales.

The Outer Worlds Switch File Size Revealed

The Outer Worlds Switch File Size Revealed

The port clocks in at less than half of other versions.

The Outer Worlds Development Gets Detailed In New Documentary

The Outer Worlds Development Gets Detailed In New Documentary

Lots of interesting pieces of information in this.

The Outer Worlds Releases June 5th For Nintendo Switch

The Outer Worlds Releases June 5th For Nintendo Switch

The RPG finally gets its Switch release.

Wasteland 3 Borrows The Outer Worlds’ Dialogue Tools From Obsidian, inXile Confirms

Wasteland 3 Borrows The Outer Worlds’ Dialogue Tools From Obsidian, inXile Confirms

The Xbox Game Studios relationships are already beginning to bear fruit.

The Outer Worlds – Patch 1.3 Adds Font Scaling, Ultra-wide Support

The Outer Worlds – Patch 1.3 Adds Font Scaling, Ultra-wide Support

Mutli quest map tracking, improved font visibility, and various other fixes also coming later this week.

The Outer Worlds Has Surpassed 2 Million Units Shipped

The Outer Worlds Has Surpassed 2 Million Units Shipped

The RPG has been quite the success story.

The Outer Worlds Switch Version Delayed Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

The Outer Worlds Switch Version Delayed Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

The delay will allow the physical version to be on a cart.

The Outer Worlds Switch Version Gets First Screenshots

The Outer Worlds Switch Version Gets First Screenshots

Our first look at the port is a bit blurry.

The Outer Worlds Releases on March 6th for Switch

The Outer Worlds Releases on March 6th for Switch

Obsidian's successful RPG will be available at retail and the Nintendo eShop.

The Outer Worlds Had Non-Combat Flaws That Were Cut From The Final Game

The Outer Worlds Had Non-Combat Flaws That Were Cut From The Final Game

The flaw system was more in-depth earlier in development.

The Outer Worlds Will Receive DLC In 2020

The Outer Worlds Will Receive DLC In 2020

The developer has announced post-launch content.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, The Outer Worlds, and Luigi’s Mansion 3 Top October’s Software Charts In US
The Outer Worlds Sales Exceed Take-Two’s Expectations, Switch Version Out In Q1 2020

The Outer Worlds Sales Exceed Take-Two’s Expectations, Switch Version Out In Q1 2020

Obsidian's RPG deemed a commercial success by publishers.

The Outer Worlds Review – The Definition of a Mixed-Bag

The Outer Worlds Review – The Definition of a Mixed-Bag

The Outer Worlds is an inconsistent game with highs and lows.

The Outer Worlds Developers “Very, Very Surprised” With Switch Version

The Outer Worlds Developers “Very, Very Surprised” With Switch Version

"We weren't sure it could be done," says co-game director Leonard Boyarsky.

The Outer Worlds Will Release On Switch In 2020

The Outer Worlds Will Release On Switch In 2020

That's as specific as Private Division is willing to get for now.

The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Looking Into Small Text Issues

The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Looking Into Small Text Issues

Production director Alec Frey says it will be "properly prioritized."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Tops UK Charts, The Outer Worlds Debuts At No. 4

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Tops UK Charts, The Outer Worlds Debuts At No. 4

WWE 2K20 also manages to break into the top 3.

The Outer Worlds Headlines Latest Batch Of Xbox Game Pass Titles

The Outer Worlds Headlines Latest Batch Of Xbox Game Pass Titles

The RPG leads the charge this month for the console game pass.

The Outer Worlds Sequels May Not Be Open-World, Says Developer

The Outer Worlds Sequels May Not Be Open-World, Says Developer

Obsidian says open-world is not the only way forward.

The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer Rocks Out to 20th Century Boy

The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer Rocks Out to 20th Century Boy

Become a hero, villain, or all-around psychopath in Obsidian's upcoming FPS/RPG.

The Outer Worlds PC Requirements Revealed

The Outer Worlds PC Requirements Revealed

The requirements for the RPG are pretty modest.

The Outer Worlds Is A Spiritual Successor To Fallout: New Vegas, Says Obsidian

The Outer Worlds Is A Spiritual Successor To Fallout: New Vegas, Says Obsidian

Fans of New Vegas should find a lot to love here.

The Outer Worlds Will Have a Huge Day 1 Update on Both Xbox One and PS4

The Outer Worlds Will Have a Huge Day 1 Update on Both Xbox One and PS4

Physical purchasers are going to have to download huge updates.

The Outer Worlds Will Be Enhanced On PS4 Pro After All, Says Publisher

The Outer Worlds Will Be Enhanced On PS4 Pro After All, Says Publisher

Despite previous reports, it seems the PS4 Pro will get some enhancements.

The Outer Worlds Will Be Enhanced on Xbox One X, But Not on PS4 Pro

The Outer Worlds Will Be Enhanced on Xbox One X, But Not on PS4 Pro

No visual or performance upgrades for Sony's enhanced system.

The Outer Worlds Character Creation Video Showcases Skills, Aptitude, and More

The Outer Worlds Character Creation Video Showcases Skills, Aptitude, and More

Check out the variety of ways to customize your character in Obsidian's FPS/RPG.

The Outer Worlds – Opening 20 Minutes Revealed in New Video

The Outer Worlds – Opening 20 Minutes Revealed in New Video

Find how the protagonist's journey through the Halcyon Cluster begins.

The Outer Worlds Requires Nearly 37 GB of Free Storage Space on Xbox One

The Outer Worlds Requires Nearly 37 GB of Free Storage Space on Xbox One

A blessedly average file size.

The Outer Worlds Headlines Xbox Game Pass On PC In October

The Outer Worlds Headlines Xbox Game Pass On PC In October

The RPG leads the charge this month in Microsoft's subscription service.

Not Taking Advantage of the Switch Would Be “A Lost Opportunity” For Developers – Virtous

Not Taking Advantage of the Switch Would Be “A Lost Opportunity” For Developers – Virtous

Virtous vice president of games Elijah Freeman says says the Switch should not be treated "as a secondary platform."

The Outer Worlds Details “Mad Scientist Route” In New Interview

The Outer Worlds Details “Mad Scientist Route” In New Interview

A look at The Outer Worlds' goofier side.

The Outer Worlds Shows Off First 40 Minutes

The Outer Worlds Shows Off First 40 Minutes

Get a look at the game's opening sequence.

The Outer Worlds Hopes To Eliminate Studio’s Reputation Of Buggy Releases

The Outer Worlds Hopes To Eliminate Studio’s Reputation Of Buggy Releases

Obsidian hopes this game will put their reputation of buggy games to rest.

The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Has Lots Of Ideas For Future Games

The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Has Lots Of Ideas For Future Games

The developer says they have a full "universe" of lore for future games.

The Outer Worlds Trailer Details Terra 2 and Monarch

The Outer Worlds Trailer Details Terra 2 and Monarch

Check out some of the sights, sounds and horrors of the Halycon System.

The Outer Worlds Will Feature Hard And Morally Ambiguous Choices

The Outer Worlds Will Feature Hard And Morally Ambiguous Choices

Not all your choices will be black and white.

The Outer Worlds Has the Fallout DNA, But Is Still Something Pretty Distinct – Obsidian

The Outer Worlds Has the Fallout DNA, But Is Still Something Pretty Distinct – Obsidian

The Outer Worlds developer speaks about similarities with Fallout: New Vegas.

The Outer Worlds – Microsoft Wants to Help “Expand” Franchise

The Outer Worlds – Microsoft Wants to Help “Expand” Franchise

Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty also sees it as the kind of game that could benefit from going exclusive.

The Outer Worlds Developer – We Are Not “A Crunch Studio”

The Outer Worlds Developer – We Are Not “A Crunch Studio”

Obsidian Entertainment would "rather cut something than try and get people to not have a life outside of the industry."

The Outer Worlds – Players Can Attack and Kill Every Single Character in the Game

The Outer Worlds – Players Can Attack and Kill Every Single Character in the Game

"You can just go around slaughtering everybody," says the game's Senior Designer Brian Hines.

The Outer Worlds Gameplay Walkthrough Features Tough Choices in Edgewater

The Outer Worlds Gameplay Walkthrough Features Tough Choices in Edgewater

Plenty of combat and conversations also feature in this new footage.

The Outer Worlds Announced for Nintendo Switch

The Outer Worlds Announced for Nintendo Switch

Senior producer Matthew Singh talks more about the Switch version in a new video.

The Outer Worlds Developers Are “Pretty Happy” With Fallout: New Vegas Comparisons

The Outer Worlds Developers Are “Pretty Happy” With Fallout: New Vegas Comparisons

"It’s hard to get away from it because this IP is a brand new IP and it is created by the same people who created Fallout," says senior narrative designer Megan Starks.

The Outer Worlds Gameplay Demo Features Slick Gunplay, Full Mission

The Outer Worlds Gameplay Demo Features Slick Gunplay, Full Mission

Watch companions tear apart enemies thanks to the Leadership skill.

The Outer Worlds Out on October 25th, Coming to Xbox Game Pass at Launch

The Outer Worlds Out on October 25th, Coming to Xbox Game Pass at Launch

New trailer showcases the potential to become a hero, villain, or a psychopath.

The Outer Worlds Teases E3 2019 Appearance

The Outer Worlds Teases E3 2019 Appearance

Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming RPG wants you to pay attention to incoming broadcasts.

The Outer Worlds’ Ending Will Change “Drastically” Based On Your Choices

The Outer Worlds’ Ending Will Change “Drastically” Based On Your Choices

Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming RPG is promising proper choice and consequence mechanics.

The Outer Worlds Won’t Have Crafting Due to Corporate Branding Theme

The Outer Worlds Won’t Have Crafting Due to Corporate Branding Theme

Customization is still possible through weapon and armour modding.

The Outer Worlds’ Timed Exclusivity on Epic Games Store Was Publisher’s Decision – Obsidian

The Outer Worlds’ Timed Exclusivity on Epic Games Store Was Publisher’s Decision – Obsidian

Obsidian's Mikey Dowling said its partners at Private Division are "fantastic."

The Outer Worlds PAX East Demo Showcases Hijinks in Byzantium City

The Outer Worlds PAX East Demo Showcases Hijinks in Byzantium City

Dialog choices and quests also revealed in new 20 minute walkthrough.

The Outer Worlds Launching Exclusively On Epic Games Store And Windows Store On PC

The Outer Worlds Launching Exclusively On Epic Games Store And Windows Store On PC

The exclusivity period will be 12 months, as is the norm.

The Outer Worlds’ “Supernova” Mode is Basically Survival

The Outer Worlds’ “Supernova” Mode is Basically Survival

Manage your thirst, hunger, and exhaustion to stay in top shape (or else).

Obsidian CEO Explains Why The Company Decided To Be Acquired By Microsoft

Obsidian CEO Explains Why The Company Decided To Be Acquired By Microsoft

The Outer Worlds developer talks about the decision to join forces with Microsoft.

The Outer Worlds’ Release Date Might Have Been Leaked

The Outer Worlds’ Release Date Might Have Been Leaked

Obsidian's upcoming RPG might be releasing this August.

The Outer Worlds’ Story Will Be Linear, Choices Happen Between Major Plot Points

The Outer Worlds’ Story Will Be Linear, Choices Happen Between Major Plot Points

What happens is pre-determined—HOW it happens is up to you.

The Outer Worlds Developer Responds To Comparisons With Fallout 76

The Outer Worlds Developer Responds To Comparisons With Fallout 76

Obsidian doesn’t seem to like its game being used to hate on Fallout 76.

The Outer Worlds – Tactical Time Dilation, Weapon Types, and More Revealed

The Outer Worlds – Tactical Time Dilation, Weapon Types, and More Revealed

Obsidian also talks about companions, "leader" types, and weapon brands.

The Outer Worlds Will Take Between “15 to 40 Hours to Complete” – Obsidian

The Outer Worlds Will Take Between “15 to 40 Hours to Complete” – Obsidian

Don't expect The Outer Worlds to be a hundred hour-long game.

The Outer Worlds Will Retail for $60, Physical Release Confirmed

The Outer Worlds Will Retail for $60, Physical Release Confirmed

Obsidian's sci-fi FPS/RPG is a full-priced release irrespective of the format.

The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Praises Private Division’s QA Handling

The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Praises Private Division’s QA Handling

Obsidian Entertainment feels that the publisher understands the kind of game it's making.

The Outer Worlds – New Details Revealed About Story, Choices, Exploration, and More

The Outer Worlds – New Details Revealed About Story, Choices, Exploration, and More

Obsidian also re-confirms that the game won't have microtransactions.

The Outer Worlds Is A Game Obsidian Fans Will Love, Says Developer

The Outer Worlds Is A Game Obsidian Fans Will Love, Says Developer

"We’ve been wanting to make The Outer Worlds for a long time," says Senior Producer Matthew Singh.

The Outer Worlds Is Looking Amazing In These 15 Minutes of New Gameplay Footage

The Outer Worlds Is Looking Amazing In These 15 Minutes of New Gameplay Footage

Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming sci-fi RPG is looking very promising.

The Outer Worlds Announced by Obsidian, Coming in 2019

The Outer Worlds Announced by Obsidian, Coming in 2019

Explore a rich sci-fi universe with a colourful cast of characters from the creators of Fallout.

Obsidian Teasing New RPG Announcement At The Game Awards 2018

Obsidian Teasing New RPG Announcement At The Game Awards 2018

The project is being developed in collaboration with Take Two's Private Division.

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