With The Outer Worlds, Obsidian has found its own path in the space between Bethesda and BioWare's RPGs, and it’s a great one.
Just a couple more days Can’t wait
Great now I have to pick this or COD... I was pretty sure I was gonna skip this but I guess not lol Anyone know when COD review comes out. I might have to just take this L and buy both. And then death stranding next month. Good time for games. Obsedian might be the only reason I get an Xbox next gen. I love their games
I bought both but I’ll dive into this first
Rent this on gamepass and buy cod?? That's my plan anyhow.
@pwnmaster3000 "Obsedian might be the only reason I get an Xbox next gen. I love their games" You´re in for a treat! ;) https://www.gamespot.com/ar... Phil Spencer made a great decision on acquiring Obsidian! They´re awesome and experienced RPG creators/developers! It´s fantastic that Microsoft is supporting RPG genre with 3 out of their 15 studios creating first party RPG games!
Omg I'm not a cod fanboy but I played the beta . . .if that ish wasn't legit . .if we can apply pressure and get them to back off lootboxes or whatever plans they have this would legit be one of the best shooters I've played.
Why not both plus their games will now be on PC to as ms is aiming for parity. Or you know xcloud. Also no reason their future games won't be on Sony or Nintendo as ms is developing not publishing
This is gonna be awesome! Can´t wait!
You're so cringey.
Me too! @Profchaosb MS have already made it abundantly clear that future Obsidian games will NOT be on Sony nor Nintendo consoles. He also confirmed this for all 1st party studios.
The score I expected but it's just a score. We also need to take into consideration that the team that build this game is small and not the full potential of Obsidian. This is more of an indie tier game not something that will blast fallout out the waters. The next game will no doubt be a greater deal.
You’re acting like an 8.5 is a bad score.
Didn't say it was...I said it was expected.
It’s sitting at a 86 on opencritic. That’s a great score for this game. I can’t wait to see what they do with the sequel with MS full financial backing. 2 more days and i’m hopping on it on Gamepass 😎
But didnt 2k fund this game? Or is it fully obsidians?
2k was publishing it, and think they are still publishing some versions. MS probably paid to publish the x1 version. Publishing a game doesnt mean the publisher fully funded it though. Just that theyll probably fund some of it, pay for marketing, and distribute the game for a set amount of the revenues.
Excited for their new games after this on XBox eco system only
@thatguyhayat: Obsidian owns the IP, 2k the publishing rights (they purposefully bought them for this specific game). So, any sequels are outside of 2k publishing rights. I also assume the publishing deal is a 5-year item and not permanent. @xRacer74x: Totally excited for games based on the ecosystem? Interesting take.
@rainslacker "2k was publishing it, and think they are still publishing some versions. MS probably paid to publish the x1 version." There wasn´t a Switch version before Microsoft´s acquisition.
@Obscure I just said other platforms. But I was wrong, MS apparently isn't publishing any of the versions, and it's still being published by private division, which is a subsidiary of 2K. I thought MS took over the publishing of the Xbox One version. Not sure who covered the production overall, but there are several models in development to fund such things. I'd wager most of that publication money would have been supplied before MS brought the studio, so the investors would either have to be brought out or MS just lets them continue to work under the current producer. I wouldn't doubt that MS put some money in, but chances are, that 2K or an outside producer still funded the switch version. As it is, 2K still has control over the production of the game, because when MS brought them, it doesn't remove those contractual obligations. Not trying to bring MS down with any of what I said, I was just mistaken about who had publication rights, and speculated on a couple ways the game may have been funded....something else I have no data on.
@rainslacker I think Microsoft simply saw the potential in a new franchise like this, and decided to invest in it (by buying the whole studio). What they chose to do with it in the future, well who knows. As of now we have a great RPG across most platforms.
This will be on PC right?
@xRacer74x if Gears 5 is any indication, "XBOX ecosystem only" is gone - at least for now. it's more a non-Sony and Nintendo ecosystem now
Indie tier? Not even close.
It’s a AAA game. It’s just not Witcher 3 or Assasins creed size. They say 30-40 hours.
What's wrong with an 8.5? Obsidian usually makes good games which rate in the 7-9 range, so not surprised by this score.
There is nothing wrong with it, I said it was expected.
What is wrong with an 8.5?
The review says that there is a strong Firefly influence - that has me sold.
Nice! Im there #DayOne with XGP!
What's with the disagrees when people bring up game pass?! It costing $1 to play if you took advantage of the offer, doesn't get better than that especially for single player games.
First time on N4G? Xbox/Nintendo = bad PlayStation = good on this website
"He bought it on Xbox!? Let me explain why you're not having fun..."
Its a long story haha, but like Keen said...you know this site 🙄 Lets just say, the majority here never stays on topic...even if you do.
Gamepass is on PC too, that's how I'm accessing the game, $2 for 2 months including access to this? It's a bloody bargain even if you don't own an Xbox like me.
Congrats to Obsidian, this game is getting great scores across the board. This was made with their smaller second team and a limited budget. Since Microsoft wants to turn this into an enduring exclusive franchise, I imagine the Fallout creators are going to get an insane budget for the sequel on Scarlett.
As much as I like the sound of that I would rather Obsidian get a huge budget to do another Pillars of Eternity. That game deserves the first party treatment and not the Kickstarter budget it got.
PoE is good, but it doesn't warrant a AAA budget. It's a top down rpg.
@Tyler I don't know why a top down RPG game wouldn't deserve a AAA budget. Divinity 2 was triple A and I'm sure the new Baldurs Gate Larian Studios is making will also be on a triple A budget.
PoE 2 had massive voice acting credit backing and those type of games don't rely on AAA budgets. I think if we see a new one it won't be "AAA" quality beyond the 2nd one. I'm perfectly fine with that. I'd rather AAA budgets be reserved for those games that truly need it, like the Outer Worlds series. PoE 3 should be made, but I'm not sure it needs more money so much as just having a stable amount to work with rather than a kickstarted and investor amount that forces budget scrounging.
Didn't see this earlier, but... ***Divinity 2 was triple A and I'm sure the new Baldurs Gate Larian Studios is making will also be on a triple A budget.*** Both are AA.
Rumors say that their next game is gonna be a First Person RPG game set in the Pillars of Eternity universe.
l hate 8-9/10 scores. in todays journalism that just means "we played the game - we liked it" you can like a 5. you can love a 6 and 7 l have no idea why the review bracket is fucking 7 to 10 with decimals.
So you don't think this game is worth a high score? Have you played it to completion and come to your own conclusion of what you would 'score' it?
rob you're missing my point.
How am I missing the point? You're claiming publishers are paying for reviews - which they aren't, as that'll be immoral and borderline illegal - and you said you hate 8-9/10 scores. Fairbenough if you mean in general but this is a brilliant game, very deserving of the scores it's getting.
It might be an 8.5 in their eyes though. 4 1/4 Stars review. 1/4 star short of Excellent.
Game is reviewing very well. So pumped to play this
Already have it preloaded on Xbox One X and PC. #XboxGamePassUltimate
Game Pass continues to come through for players.
Just saying the words 'game pass' triggers a few people on here, it's very strange lol
Remember the game will require a patch a similar/bigger size than the pre-patch game. Around 18gb.
Is the game available through gamepass on PC?
Yeah, pre-installed on mine, I only subscribed a few weeks back for $2 for 2 months so I ain't complaining.
Can’t wait to play this!
This dev seems to be a damn good pickup will be exclusive to XBOX ecosystem after this game.
Seems like it's getting good praise from many outlets.
Kinda fab to hit the install button without paying full price. Microsoft really come through for the punters.
I would not give MS a lot of credit here. Yes, Obsidian has been under them for about a year now, but the game idea and engine was probably 80% there when they sold to MS.
Oh yeah, i mean Obsidian will get credit if the game is good. I'm giving MS credit for letting their customers play it for peanuts. Would have cost 50 quid otherwise pre-release.
@cfc83 Ya. Another plus on GamePass.
@cfc83 yeah and let's just hope they don't MT the hell out of it to make money off those peanuts they gave you and let the game be
I know MS gets a lot a shit here & but I honestly think they did a complete 180 halfway through this gen. Unfortunately for them, too late to salvage it but the Xbox One X is a bargain in terms of graphics for its price, & the gamepass just keeps getting better & better, not to mention the studios they've invested in. If Sony becomes complacent, next-gen could become quite interesting, their competition probably won't have the huge stigma that it started this gen with (always online, no rentals/preowned, Kinect always watching+listening, weaker hardware, free online games recquiring Gold, less exclusives & so on & so forth).
When they've said it took 30 hours to complete the game, did they mean all of it or just the main quest?
Took me about 30-35 to complete the main storyline. It's almost impossible to see everything in one playthrough as you continuously get polarising choices (side with one person over another or deal with something in a certain way. By the end of my first play, I'd not had access to one of the planets, I missed out a few side-missions which I'd found (there's a lot of hidden quests), I hadn't met two of the companions you can pick up, and I may have accidentally killed out a few settlements before getting deeper with their stories. It's quite a big game.
Did you like it as much as fallout 4 - if you played it ?
Waiting for the switch version. I'm hoping they do a good job with it and I'm happy to see good reviews
Obsidian has been on top of their game for years now. Great to see this one's no exception.
omg the first two minutes of this review is so boring Game looks great, review puts me to sleep