The Outer Worlds, the wonderfully dark and anti-Capitalist rebuke of the AAA gaming industry, is about to expand. In a message to fans, Obsidian Entertainment revealed plans to release new story content via DLC for the RPG. The message comes from social media manager Shyla Schofield for the company. The overall tone of the message was heartfelt, and very welcome, showing that fans and critics like picked the right game to spend some time with.
“To all of those who voted for us in The Game Awards, you are all fantastic and we are so grateful for your support,” Schofield wrote in the forum post. “The reception to The Outer Worlds has been unbelievable to see, and even just being nominated means a lot.” This comes after The Outer Worlds was nominated during this week’s The Game Awards for Game of the Year and Best Narrative. Death Stranding, Control, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and others competed against the Obsidian RPG in the GOTY voting. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice would go on to win.
The message also included teases of a new bit of DLC. According to the hints, it would be “expanding the story” in a new way. We don’know much, as they were pretty coy on the specifics. The developer promised that “details will be made available at a later date.” Needless to say, but the prospects here have fans pretty excited.
The game recently got it’s pretty extensive 1.2 patch today. Various bugs got fixed, including that item duplication bug. The patch also introduced improvements to the UI, mostly as an FOV slider on the consoles and some better text scaling, that makes the game better.
So whatever this new DLC turns out to be, plenty of people, including us here at ISKMogul, will be paying attention.