The award-winning RPG of 2019 now comes to Nintendo Switch. The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi role-playing game from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. In The Outer Worlds, you awaken from hibernation on a colonist ship that was lost in transit to Halcyon, Earth's most remote colony at the edge of the galaxy, only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy that threatens to destroy it. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
The player-driven story RPG
According to Obsidian lore, how you approach the Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only how the story unfolds, but your character build, side stories, and end game scenarios.
You can be flawed, in a good way
New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws that they carry with them. As you play The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you're not particularly good at. Is it still being attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when facing vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character buff immediately. This optional approach to gameplay helps you build whatever character you want as you explore Halcyon.
Lead your peers
During your journey through the farthest colony, you will meet a large number of characters who will want to join your team. Armed with unique abilities, these companions have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It's up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends.
Explore the corporate colony
Halcyon is a colony on the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate council. They control everything... except the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the two colony planets didn't exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew and explore the settlements, space stations and other interesting places in Halcyon.