The Outer Worlds Lets Players Become The Villain
Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds is very quickly turning into what fans would expect from a Fallout game…if it were set across multiple planets. As such, the agency of choice falls squarely upon the player’s shoulders when they are woken up by scientist Phineas Wells, who wakes up the protagonist in the hopes that the player will assist him in fighting back against the corporation known only as the Board, set up as the game’s bad guys. This is naturally the point where the player takes up arms in order to save the day, though given the fact that choice is so heavily leaned upon within the game, players can actually end up as the villain of their own story.
The news comes by way of Obsidian Entertainment’s senior narrative designer Megan Starks, who revealed in a recent interview with GameSpot that the player will have multiple different story paths laid out in front of them when they are awoken. “The scientist Phineas Wells finds you,” Starks said. “He wakes you up. The Board is trying to stop him because he wants you to help save the system. You can either decide to go with his plan and help him out or you can join the Board and go forward with their agenda. Or you can try and double cross both of them, and be a lone wolf.”
You [can actually] end up being the antagonist of the game, based on your choices.”
Naturally Starks doesn’t really dive into the ‘why’ behind the above statement, only going far enough to state that choosing to become the villain in The Outer Worlds “definitely” has drastic changes to the outcome of the game. Here’s hoping we get to hear more about the different paths the player can take as we get closer to the game’s release date.
The Outer Worlds launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 25, 2019.
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