Everything We Know About The Outer Worlds 2 | Digital Trends

    Not to be confused with The Outer Wilds, the indie title that launched in the identical yr as The Outer Worlds, The Outer Worlds 2 is an upcoming sequel to the dystopian sci-fi RPG with a wholesome dose of company commentary made by Obsidian Entertainment, as Xbox introduced throughout E3 2021. The authentic recreation was sometimes called a Fallout recreation, however in area, which is smart as a result of Obsidian has a historical past engaged on the Fallout sequence in growing what many think about among the finest, Fallout: New Vegas. It was a well-received recreation, although not with out some flaws, main many to wonder if or not this new universe would ever come again.
    After being bought by Microsoft, Obsidian’s future turned extra steady and, amongst different recreation bulletins, the newest tease we obtained was for none aside from The Outer Worlds 2. Many, together with us, had been stunned to see information about this recreation, and whereas there isn’t a lot to go on simply but, we are able to make a couple of knowledgeable guesses on particulars we are going to get afterward. For now, right here’s all the pieces we all know, and suspect, about The Outer Worlds 2. 
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    The preliminary reveal not solely didn’t have a launch date however was itself a parody of teaser trailers which have little to no data in them. So, understanding that, all we are able to do for now could be speculate on after we assume The Outer Worlds 2 will truly be prepared. The Outer Worlds got here out close to the tip of 2019, however the final chunk of DLC for the sport didn’t hit till the tip of final yr. The best-case situation could be {that a} smaller staff dealt with the DLC whereas one other small staff set to work on pre-production on the full-fledged sequel, however it’s also doable that there was a niche of time earlier than it was truly greenlit.
    Even within the best-case situation, primarily based on there being nothing in any respect to see in regards to the recreation, and the way a lot element and work Obsidian likes to place into their video games, we predict it is going to be no less than 2023 earlier than The Outer Worlds 2 is completed. 2024 will not be out of the query, both. Regardless, each these dates are very far off, so attempt to maintain your pleasure at bay for now.
    Unlike the considerably unsure messaging that was circulating after the Microsoft buyout of Bethesda, we all know proper from the leap that The Outer Worlds 2 can be an Xbox console unique and can come to Game Pass the identical day it launches. It wasn’t explicitly acknowledged, however primarily based on the development Xbox has been following with their exclusives, it is going to additionally nonetheless come to PC. For followers of the primary recreation who performed on PlayStation or Switch, nicely, you’ve obtained a couple of years to both spend money on an Xbox or PC it appears.

    The reveal trailer, which is extra of a teaser than the rest, is peak self-aware comedy. The trailer’s narrator breaks the fourth wall mainly immediately, mocking how conventional teasers and divulges are shot. They exhibit a cool monster and instantly comment that it gained’t be within the closing recreation, then mock how slow-motion motion photographs are used to make issues appear cooler than they’re to bump pre-orders and the way all of them have to finish with musical cues positioned over sweeping photographs of the surroundings till we get to a silhouette of the protagonist.
    Obsidian, through the humorous narrator, is upfront about the truth that they haven’t any character fashions, gameplay, or the rest in regards to the recreation full aside from the title. Alone, that teaser actually offers us little or no to work with aside from the truth that The Outer Worlds 2 is being made, and also will be set in area. Thankfully, a bit extra data has creeped out in regards to the recreation.
    Thanks to an official tweet of the teaser from The Outer Worlds account, the staff added a couple of temporary strains: “New star system. New crew. Same Outer Worlds.” From that, we are able to assume a couple of issues. First, we’re going to be leaving the Halcyon system, or no less than be capable of go to a brand new star system along with it. Second, there can be a completely new crew of companions, and fairly probably a brand new protagonist as nicely. Finally, this recreation won’t be a significant departure from what all of us beloved in regards to the authentic recreation.
    Moon Man stays the emblem for The Outer Worlds 2, however is the mascot for the company Spacer’s Choice within the recreation, inferring that there can be no less than some tie-ins with the primary recreation. Considering one of many doable endings for The Outer Worlds involving the destiny of the Halcyon Holdings, which owns Spacer’s Choice, it is going to be fascinating to see how the sequel strikes ahead regarding the participant’s motion within the first recreation. Or they may simply utterly ignore them, too.
    The phrase “New crew” implies that not one of the previous solid will return within the sequel, no less than as social gathering members, however maybe some will present up as NPCs. Many folks grew fairly connected to the crew within the first recreation and would like to see them come again in some kind for this recreation.
    If you loved the writing and tone of the primary recreation, The Outer Worlds 2 appears to be like like a really secure wager for extra of the identical in that regard.
    As the trailer is sort of upfront about, there’s no gameplay able to be proven for The Outer Worlds 2. So whereas it might technically be an entire style twist, it’s more likely to be one other Fallout-style recreation with a number of planets to discover, companions to satisfy, quests to tackle, dialogue choices to make, and expertise to stage up. Really, if we’re being trustworthy, all we want this recreation to be is a extra polished, perhaps barely bigger, model of the primary recreation and we’d be completely satisfied. Give us extra selections of consequence, quests that react to how we select to finish them, and general deeper mechanics to make us really feel like we have now company on this planet, or worlds because it had been.
    Gunplay within the first recreation was serviceable, however nothing too thrilling or satisfying. It was, once more, Fallout-style fight in all however identify, with all of the jank you’d anticipate from that sort of system. If they’ll enhance that system, and the A.I., to be on the extent of their writing, humor, and quest design, The Outer Worlds 2 might be a significant hit.
    One factor we hope returns is the way in which expertise labored within the first recreation, the place you initially invested in broader expertise earlier than they broke down into extra particular expertise. For instance, you’d start by simply placing factors into melee fight, however when you hit rank 50 you begin placing factors into the specialised expertise like one-handed melee vs. two-handed. That lets gamers get a really feel for what every talent does earlier than asking them to decide to a super-specialized playstyle proper off the bat.
    If we needed to guess, and at this level we do, we’d put cash on The Outer Worlds 2 not having any multiplayer part in any respect. The first recreation was a purely single-player expertise for one factor, and all the pieces we all know in regards to the sequel makes us assume it is going to be the identical. The sort of recreation this sequence is simply doesn’t lend itself to multiplayer. As an RPG, PvP could be a nightmare. Co-op might work, however it could be very onerous to make work in a recreation the place you’re speculated to be making selections and influencing the plot.
    This is one case the place we hope Obsidian sticks to what it does greatest and delivers the very best single-player recreation it may possibly.
    We obtained two respectable chunks of DLC for The Outer Worlds, every with its personal new quests and elevating the extent cap, they usually had been enjoyable additional additions to the sport. The Outer Worlds 2 appears to be like like it could be simply as open to post-launch content material as the primary. New worlds, and even simply including questlines to current ones, may be built-in very naturally. Their universe is ripe for extra tales, so we hope to get some enjoyable extras to maintain us coming again after the primary story ends.
    Again, we’re probably years off from The Outer Worlds 2 launching, so there’s no pre-order particulars, apart from Game Pass. Like all Microsoft first-party studios, which embody Obsidian, The Outer Worlds 2 will launch day and date on Game Pass, which means in case you are, or change into, a subscriber, you may obtain the sport the second it comes out at no additional cost.
    Whenever pre-order choices are revealed, we’ll remember to replace this part to let you realize all the main points.

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