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The Outer Worlds will be available on Steam from October 23

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Obsidian's RPG of light corporate satire and Firefly-esque space cowboy adventure The Outer Worlds released on the Epic Games Store and the Microsoft Store last year. Its 12-month exclusivity period is about to wrap up, and it'll be arriving on Steam on October 23.

If you've been eagerly waiting for The Outer Worlds to come to your preferred flavor of digital storefront, make sure to go in with the right expectations. This is an RPG with a couple of interesting companions, unchallenging combat, and the kind of equivalency cynicism in moral choices that makes it hard to get real invested in them. As Tom Senior said in his review of The Outer Worlds, "There's a category of games I think of as Saturday morning cartoon games. They lack depth, but they are fluffy and easy to enjoy. As I look back on some screenshots as Pippin laser blasts a poor marauder into a pile of dust, I realise that's what The Outer Worlds is to me."

The Outer Worlds' first big DLC, Peril on Gorgon, was released recently and it has some heavy BioShock vibes.

Jody Macgregor
Jody is that guy who will try to convince you to play some indie game you've never heard of with a name like Extreme Meatpunks Forever. He is also on a doomed quest to play every Warhammer game.