If you liked Fallout: New Vegas, chances are you’ll be excited for Obsidian’s new game The Outer Worlds, because it looks like New Vegas meets BioShock in space.
The Outer Worlds was unveiled in a short video at The Game Awards in December (not to be confused with Anapurna’s space exploration game Outer Wilds) and we still haven’t seen a great deal of it. But Game Informer has been down to Obsidian’s office in Irvine, California, and done a number on it. A video published yesterday focuses on combat, with input from co-game director Tim Cain and lead designer Charles Staples.
The action looks very familiar – there’s a VATS-ish slow-mo targeting ability for lining up devastating shots; there are different gun types, like lasers; and there are melee weapons such as big hammers (and scythes which drip glowing ooze of some kind). You’ll get a variety of weapons early on, apparently, and you’ll have to repair and maintain them.