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The Outer Worlds is a new first-person, sci-fi RPG from Obsidian and the creators of Fallout

Obsidian Entertainment and the creators of the original Fallout are making a new sci-fi RPG, and it's called The Outer Worlds. The Outer Worlds debuted in a trailer at the Game Awards tonight, a week after Obsidian teased its new project. By the trailer's tone, you can tell The Outer Worlds isn't taking itself too seriously: there's poppy music, a mad scientist, and already some of the silliness Fallout designer Tim Cain is known for.

There's definitely a Firefly-esque space cowboy vibe going on, but on colorful, very alien planets—a nice change from a Fallout-style post-apocalypse. Perhaps the biggest takeaway, though, is it's a first-person RPG with guns and melee weapons, despite earlier rumors it was going to be third-person. 

We had a chance to visit Obsidian ahead of the Game Awards, get an early look at The Outer Worlds, and talk to co-directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky. Check back in at PC Gamer for a deep dive on Friday at 9:00 am EST.

Wes Fenlon
When he's not 50 hours into a JRPG or an opaque ASCII roguelike, Wes is probably playing the hottest games of three years ago. He oversees features, seeking out personal stories from PC gaming's niche communities. 50% pizza by volume.