Obsidian says Outer Worlds isn’t “a politically-charged game”

July 8, 2019
Obsidian says Outer Worlds isn’t “a politically-charged game”

So far we know that The Outer Worlds will be about megacorporations are taking over planets, but the Co-Director says they don’t want the game to be “politically-charged”.

Leonard Boyarsky, The Outer Worlds co-director, talked to VGC about the game and said they don’t want to “lecture” players.

He noted that he has nothing against capitalism and he is happy with the world, even though it can be improved.

I don’t want people to think this is a really hard, politically-charged game: it’s supposed to be fun, it’s supposed to be humorous,” he said.

He continued by talking about their wish to balance more serious themes with humor, something they are known for doing with previous titles.

I don’t want people to think this is a really hard, politically-charged game: it’s supposed to be fun, it’s supposed to be humorous. Having grown up in America and been through the onslaught of consumer culture, we’re very familiar with that and like to poke fun at it.

He finished up by saying, “It’s really about looking at all aspects of issues. The last thing we want to do is make a game that people feel is lecturing them.

The Outer Worlds is launching later this year, on October 25, and as it seems so far, it will be a good game.