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The Outer Worlds: Is it worth buying and what’s new in the game?

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The Outer Worlds is an action role-playing game that came out in October 2019. The game was rated quite poorly by Metacritic for Nintendo switch. For PC, Playstation and XONE however, the ratings ranged between 82 and 85. The game also won several accolades in 2019 and 2020. At the 2019 Game Critics Awards, the game won the award for the Best Original Game. In 2020 the game also picked up the Role-Playing game of the year at the 23rd Annual D.I.C.E Awards. 

The Outer Worlds was developed by Obsidian Entertainment who is known for games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Alpha Protocol. Directed by Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, the game boasts of using an Unreal Engine 4. The same engine is used by games like Fortnite and Hellblade.

What to expect from the game?

Obsidian seems to have their hands full at the moment with their game “Grounded” but it is estimated that a second part to the outer worlds could be in the making. Rough release dates for the next part of the game is sometime in 2022 or 2023. 

The Outer Worlds is a single-player game that works mostly based on the choices the user makes. The choices made influence everything from side quests to character build and can even change the end of the game. The story of the game is set in an alternate reality when the player is on a colonist ship that gets lost on its journey. The ship was on a course to the furthest edge of the galaxy. After a few decades, the player wakes up, only to find out about a huge deep-lying conspiracy to destroy the entire colony of Halcyon. This leads to the character having to solve several mysteries and encounter several power-hungry factions.

What to expect from The Outer Worlds II?

The major criticism that the Outer Worlds received was that it was too short. The game had amazing graphics and immersive gameplay, but the just isn’t enough content in the game. To make up for this, it seems like a second part will release soon. With rough estimates suggesting the game could arrive sometime either in 2022 or in 2023 for all platforms.

Also Read: The Last of Us 2: Is it the last one and is the game worth buying?

Subscription, privacy policy and parental control

The game costs $44.99 for PlayStation provided your age meets the minimum requirement of 18+. Obsidian is strict about its privacy policy and only collect the required information. The information taken is mainly telemetry which can be turned off at any point of the game and is only taken to better understand the user’s preferences. Telemetry also does not collect any personal identification information other than a steam or GOG ID. 

The Outer Worlds is given an 18+ rating by PEGI because of the bad language and violence present in the game. PEGI restricts the game’s availability to adults only and is not recommended for anyone below that benchmark.

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