There’s a bit of hyper here. Or maybe it’s hope. Stars with an H anyways.
Obsidian Games is on my list of “must play” developers. There’s something about their games that screams “we’re a small shop but big ideas”. KOTOR2 and Fallout:New Vegas exemplify that. Awesome ideas, a whole lotta bugs, some interesting cut content.
I’ve had my eye on Outer Worlds for about a year now. The concept boils down to Fallout in Space. You get the equivalent of a SPECIAL system, skill checks, melee/ranged attacks, a mini-VATS system, dialogue trees, companions, quests. Combine that with a dry/sarcastic humour set as a spacer, and you can have my $$$.
I’m not going to pretend that this won’t launch without game breaking bugs. I don’t recall any Obsidian game that ever has. It’s also an Epic Store exclusive for the first year on PC (minus the Microsoft store… since Obsidian is owned by Microsoft). I already have that client for Dauntless and Outer Wilds. It isn’t as full featured as Steam, but it does offer cross play for Dauntless, has a lot of games, and has way less overlay than say, Origin.
Game launches on Oct 25. I’ll have my Dauntless pass complete by then (level 41/50 now), and I’m guessing I’ll have some time set to pay this bad boy.