Private Division and developer Obsidian Entertainment are hinting at new content coming to The Outer Worlds.
The game’s official Twitter account has tweeted the following.
“Greetings employees of Halcyon,
The Board is pleased to announce that we have been able to acquire a portion of The Outer Worlds website! Feel free to take an additional 5-minute break today to visit the website, you’ve earned it!”
The official website now shows the above image when the page has loaded. Clicking skip produces one of several adverts (along with a jingle) for Adrena-Time by Spacer’s Choice.
Adrena-Time is an in-game drug that provides a buff, while Spacer’s Choice is a subsidiary of Universal Defense Logistics, one of the ten corporations that founded Halcyon Holdings Corporation.
The company is specifically tailored to lower-budgets, with cheap products that are easy to repair or replace when they inevitably break. This could mean the new content is based around the Spacer’s Choice corporation. We will keep you informed as we learn more.
You can find the rundown on the game (via Steam) below.
The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division.
Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
- The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.
- You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren’t particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.
- Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It’s up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends.
- Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything… except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.
The Outer Worlds is now available for Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, Steam in 2020), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough review for the game here, and our Nintendo Switch Port Report here.
Image: The Outer Worlds official website