Outer Wilds

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Developer: Mobius Digital
Release Date: May 30, 2019

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by Rainier on May 13, 2019 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT

Outer Wilds is an open world mystery where you explore a solar system trapped in a 20-minute time loop.

Blast off into a fully physically simulated cosmos and seamlessly journey from planet to planet in search of the answers hidden in the unknown.

You're the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system.

What lurks in the heart of the ominous Dark Bramble? Who built the alien ruins on the Moon? Can the endless time loop be stopped? Answers await you in the most dangerous reaches of space.

Inspired by the unusual combination of backpacking through national parks and the dangers of the vast darkness of space, Outer Wilds is a game about exploring for the sake of curiosity. Mobius Digital have created a hand-crafted solar system filled with secrets to discover and perils to avoid, using dynamic physics simulation to add to the thrill of exploring space. Players are given a variety of tools to aid in space-backpacking: including their own spaceship and jetpack; a surveyor probe for scouting and taking pictures; and a signal scope to track down audio signals as well as view landmarks from afar.

Announced during E3 as coming in 2018, pushed back until 2019, Outer Wilds was pitched to Fig backers as coming to Steam, which has now been changed to Epic Games Store (presumably for the usual 1 year time exclusivity).

Outer Wilds will first be released on XBox One and on PC via the Epic Games Store, with additional platforms coming later. Rest assured that we read all of your comments and our goal is to bring the game to your preferred platform as quickly as possible. We will keep you up to date with the latest info here.

Throughout the development of the game, we’ve welcomed helpful partnerships with Annapurna Interactive, XBox, and Epic to support us and keep our small studio running long enough to ship the game at the level of quality that it is today. Each of these partnerships has enabled us to make the game better and more accessible for everyone who will play it.

We greatly appreciate the support that you have given us over the years, even when we weren’t able to share all of the details going on behind the scenes. We’ll share an update on the release date soon. We thank you for sticking with us, and we look forward to seeing you play Outer Wilds!

Moment-to-moment, the goal of Outer Wilds is to give players the experience of being an astronaut exploring a new and unusual frontier. Players can explore ancient ruins to uncover the secrets of a lost civilization and form hypothesis about their discoveries. Pathways across planets are filled with unique and dangerous phenomena to overcome.

Through a greater understanding of these systems, players can reach new locations to uncover even more hidden knowledge and delve deeper into the grand mysteries hidden in the farthest reaches of Outer Wilds.

The planets of Outer Wilds are packed with hidden locations that change with the passage of time. Visit an underground city of before it's swallowed by sand, or explore the surface of a planet as it crumbles beneath your feet. Every secret is guarded by hazardous environments and natural catastrophes.

Strap on your hiking boots, check your oxygen levels, and get ready to venture into space. Use a variety of unique gadgets to probe your surroundings, track down mysterious signals, decipher ancient alien writing, and roast the perfect marshmallow.

Key Features:

  • From planets and moons to alien structures and spacecraft, discover the mysteries of this hand-crafted, fully dynamic solar system.
  • Play as the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system.
  • The planets of Outer Wilds are packed with hidden locations that change with the passage of time. Visit an underground city before it’s swallowed by sand, or explore the surface of a planet as it crumbles beneath your feet.
  • Use a variety of unique gadgets to probe your surroundings, track down mysterious signals, decipher ancient alien writing, and roast the perfect marshmallow.

Outer Wilds is coming to Xbox One and PC in 2019.


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