Obsidian, best known for developing Fallout: New Vegas, has been working on a highly anticipated sci-fi action RPG game called The Outer Worlds. The release date appeared briefly on Steam and it said the game was coming out on August 6th.
Although the rumor is not officially confirmed, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart suggested that the developers are confident about The Outer Worlds, and there might be additional games in the franchise, in an interview with Game Informer:
“We’re feeling good about combat and character development. The characters are cool, the world is cool, the corporations that Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky and the group have come up with are fun.
It feels like a world that people will want to become a part of. And it’s not just some generic ‘here’s a place with, you know, swords and dragons or bomb shelters or spaceships,’ it has a unique identity itself that people will want to become a part of. I think the thing I like so much about it as well is that creating this world, we’ll get to go play in it for years. I guess that’s how I always think about, I’m an old-school sci-fi/fantasy reader, so everything is a trilogy.
Building this game world, this setting, we can now go tell all different kinds of stories in it. It’s that dense, it’s that built, it has these cool characters in it. It’s like thinking about it like a D&D campaign, as if this was B1, there’s gonna be a B2 and B3 and B4 and so forth and so on”.