We know that The Outer Worlds is set within a universe where the largest mega-corporations are colonizing and terraforming several planets in order to extend their influence and increase their power.
Although the general setting may let believe that The Outer Worlds is to some extent a title interested in political issues, this will not be the case: the co-director Boyarsky made it clear during a new interview. Turning your gaze to the political world is the “last thing” desired by the developers, who have been “very careful” not to treat directly some of the most burning issues of modern society:
“I don’t want people to think this is a very political-oriented game: it should be fun, it should be full of humor.
I like money: I’m not against capitalism and in various ways, I’m happy with our society. But of course, there are many ways it could be better.
We started development in April 2016 and a couple of things happened [in world politics] between then and now that no one expected. We did not expect this. “
Boyarsky then went on to state that the plot of The Outer Worlds will not be as focused on the theme of capitalism in particular, as on the concept of power and on ” how power is used against people who do not use it. ‘have”.
The Outer Worlds will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 25, 2019. The title of Obsidian will include a series of multiple endings.