The Outer Worlds swaps Fallout’s post-apocalypse for art deco in space

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Obsidian Entertainment is a studio best known for building on the work of others. Its most popular games to date have been titles like Knights of the Old Republic II, Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2, and Dungeon Siege III, to name a few. And even the studio’s better known original work, the Pillars of Eternity series and spiritual spinoff Tyranny, are modeled on old school RPGs like Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale series, and Planescape: Torment.

So it’s not entirely surprising that despite being a completely new franchise, The Outer Worlds (not to be confused with the excellent and extremely similarly named space-exploration game Outer Wilds, which came out earlier this year) draws on Obsidian’s own past RPG and action experiences…

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