Yesterday, The Outer Worlds, the latest RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, launched on Steam. The game originally launched in 2019, but the PC version was only available on Epic Games and Microsoft stores for the first twelve months. Now the exclusivity deal has come to an end (although in fact it was more of a contract prohibiting the release of the title only on Steam) and the game could finally be released on Valve's platform. At the same time, the title was also released on GOG.com.
The debut on Steam can be described as a moderate success so far. 78% of the game's ratings are positive. The activity record on the first day was 7159 people. However, it's worth to wait until next week with the conclusions, as the best day for most game are Sundays.
On the occasion of Steam launch, a special offer was organized, under which the price was reduced by 50% and is now $35 (on GOG.com it is $35.27). The offer will be available only until November 6. After this date, we will pay full price of $69.99.
At the same time a 35% discount on the The Outer Worlds: Non-Mandatory Corporate-Sponsored Bundle, which includes the game, expansion pass and soundtrack, has been launched. We will pay $57.57 for this package.
It is worth mentioning that the deal for annual exclusivity has traditionally covered only the basic version of the game. Therefore, along with the launch of The Outer Worlds on Steam, the first expansion, Peril on Gorgon, was made available. The second expansion should debut simultaneously on all platforms.
As a reminder, The Outer Worlds debuted on October 25, 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and this June it also hit the Nintendo Switch console.
- The Outer Worlds - official website
- The Outer Worlds - game guide
- The Outer Worlds Review – RPG of the Year? Yeah, of 2012