Monday February 25, 2019

Potential Outer Worlds Release Date Leaks Out of Steam

For about 14 hours last week, the Steam page for Obsidian's upcoming RPG, The Outer Worlds, was listed as "August 6, 2019 18:00:00 UTC." While the date has since been taken down without a peep from Obsidian, SteamDB logged all the changes Obsidian made. Additionally, Altchar claims that Amazon posted and quickly pulled a listing for the game with an August 6 release date, but didn't cite any evidence or grab any screenshots. As we've noted before, Game Informer has dumped quite a bit of Outer Worlds info over the past few months, and for fans of old Fallout games or Obsidian''s older RPGs, there's a lot to like about the game. Thanks to PC Gamer for spotting the listing.

In this exclusive Game Informer interview, Ben Hanson interviews the co-directors of Obsidian's The Outer Worlds Tim Cain and Leon Boyarsky about the challenges of writing comedy in an RPG and the delicate balance between absurd and dark that the creators of Fallout are going for with their next RPG.