Check out 20 minutes of Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds gameplay

The Outer Worlds gameplay footage 20 minutes

At the end of July, Nintendo and developer Obsidian revealed that new RPG The Outer Worlds would be coming to Nintendo Switch in addition to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Switch version is coming by way of Virtuos and will release sometime after the others release on Oct. 25. Now, 20 minutes of earnest gameplay for The Outer Worlds (seemingly a PlayStation 4 build) have found their way to the internet as part of Tokyo Game Show 2019. The text isn’t in English, but the voice acting is, so you can get the gist.

Incidentally, the total lack of hiragana and katakana leads me to believe the video and its gameplay are in Chinese, not Japanese, so maybe Obsidian came to TGS with multiple language options prepared. But in any case, the video gives you an idea of what Obsidian’s next work, which some consider to be “Fallout: New Vegas minus the Fallout part,” will be like.

The footage of The Outer Worlds definitely gives a familiar vibe, with its dialogue trees followed by visceral knife fights. The person playing seems to be, uh, mildly confused during the combat portions though. Maybe they’re trying to role-play as a person who doesn’t know what they’re doing. A very committed gamer.

Check out the footage — or just skip around if you feel like it — and let us know what you think of The Outer Worlds so far.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!