After a whole year of timed-exclusivity, The Outer Worlds will soon be available on Steam. Yes, users of PC’s premier gaming place will get Obsidian’s awesome action-RPG later this month, on October 23rd.
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— The Outer Worlds (@OuterWorlds) October 9, 2020
No, you’re experiencing a deja vu. Obsidian Entertainment’s space adventure The Outer Worlds is indeed launching soon. Well, for the second time. Originally out pretty much exactly one year ago, the game was one of the more anticipated games to be a timed-exclusive on the Epic Games Store on PC.
That deal is coming to an end this month. So, Steam users who refused to play the game on the Epic Games Launcher can now experience it how they desire. Epic has been following a rather unprecedented strategy when it comes to establishing their own gaming store by making lots of deals with publishers and developers.
The Outer Worlds is an award-winning single-player RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. As you explore a space colony, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the colony’s corporate equation, you are the unplanned variable.
Not every PC gamer was so fond of that. Whether it’s a lack of features on the EGS or the introduction of platform wars to the PC, Epic had a rough time. Seeing that, there were plenty of gamers who refused to use the EGS, thus missing out on exclusives.
Now, after one year out in the wild, there isn’t much talk about The Outer Wilds anymore. How much this will reflect on the Steam launch’s success remains to be seen. There are also questions about the game’s price.
Then there’s Peril on Gorgon. The first major expansion for The Outer Worlds just landed last month. It’s still unclear whether it will be available on Steam from the get-go or also remain Epic exclusive for a year.
Nonetheless, if you held out this far, you’re in for a great time. While The Outer Worlds might not be the spiritual Fallout sequel many hoped for, it’s still a superb game in its own right.