The Outer Worlds Will Have A Survival Mode Called ‘Supernova’
So, what do you get when you cross the Fallout New Vegas developer with space? Well, a decidedly angry Bethesda, but you also get Obsidian Entertainment’s upcoming first-person RPG The Outer Worlds. Announced late last year, Obsidian fans were quick to point out that The Outer Worlds seemed basically like another Fallout game, just with a few keys differences and, like I said before, space. Now, it appears that the RPG will also come with its own survival mode.
The news comes by way of The Gamer Informer Show, which recently sat down with Obsidian’s Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky to discuss their upcoming game. During said discussions, it was revealed that the RPG would also feature a survival mode called Supernova, which should up the ante for those looking for a tougher challenge. Not unlike other survival games out there, playing in Supernova mode will mean that the character will have hunger, thirst, and exhaustion meters, and ignoring these meters can mean certain death for the player.
Unlike other survival games, though, there isn’t really a crafting system to speak of. Instead, players will be going around upgrading and augmenting their gear with parts scattered around the play areas. Additionally, Supernova players can also find unique weapons and gear off of specifically placed enemies, which should help give the player the advantage amid the mostly random loot generation. It’ll be interesting to see how else Supernova differs from the normal The Outer Worlds campaign, here’s hoping we won’t have to wait long before Obsidian fills us in.
The Outer Worlds is expected to launch later this year for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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