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The Outer Worlds - Obsidian's new first-person sci-fi RPG from Cain & Boyarsky - coming October 25th

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by DosBuster, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Sailor Woedica Scholar The Real Fangirl

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    Microsoft bought the full rights for Psychonauts 2 for $13 million so will probably maybe just do the same when it comes to Outer Worlds 2!
     
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  2. Quillon Cipher

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    As long as its "Tide up with Take-Two Interactive", its a one off franchise, unless PD bothers to hire another studio to make sequels, which somehow I don't think likely :P

    Most likely they already did otherwise it would be too complicated developing sequels for 2 publishers, who funds what? why would MS submit their studio to develop games for another publisher? ToW1 was a special case imo. And Cainarsky has been too comfortable for their sequel "wishes" for a deal up in the air.
     
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  3. Whipped Cream Literate

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    Option 2 is very unlikely imo. Something that some people seam to be forgetting is that TakeTwo has very little real negotiation power. Either they sell the sequel rights to Microsoft and make some money or they don't and make no money. Microsoft will never agree to option 2 and TakeTwo can't make a sequel without Microsoft since Microsoft owns the rights to the franchise. So TakeTwo will probably settle with Microsoft for a relatively low amount of money.

    In the event that the game is a flop everyone will just shrug their shoulders and no further Outer Worlds games will be made. If the game is a big hit TakeTwo will be able to demand more money, but the game being a big hit would also make Microsoft think "Holy moly, we actually have a first party franchise other than Halo that people actually care about" and they'll go out of their way to aquire the sequel rights regardless of how much money TakeTwo wants. Remember that Microsoft have very deep pockets. They spent 2.5 billion dollars on aquiring the Minecraft IP for instance. Buying the rights for a sequel from TakeTwo is peanuts in comparison.

    For the record I don't expect the game to be a flop nor a smash success. I expect it to basically "do allright".
     
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  4. Sailor Woedica Scholar The Real Fangirl

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    Pillars of Eternity has such the iconic soundtrack so if Justin thinks Outer Worlds is the best sounding ever the sci-fi frontier must be dripping in too good atmosphere!!!
     
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  5. Quillon Cipher

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    Speaking of sound, those audio-commercials lost & forgotten, they gave a different feel than what we're seeing atm, I don't know how would they fit the game now if they are still in.
     
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  6. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Well presumably they are still in. Terra2 is a different place after all.
     
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  7. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    ahem https://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.p...ing-october-25th.119594/page-198#post-6078850
     
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  8. Flou Learned

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    Obsidian has seriously beefed up their audio department, so it's not a surprise that the game will sound better or that Justin is confident that the game will have some sweet sweet sounds.
     
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  9. Politician Lurker King

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    Someone please notify Obsidian. There is a male gaze problem over here.
     
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  10. Sailor Woedica Scholar The Real Fangirl

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    If you listen to what Phil Spencer said when he was interviewed by this old dude:



    If your game is on Game Pass expect to have millions playing it as soon as it comes through on the playlist! Outer Worlds is already a success before it even releases just being a fresh-faced day 1 Game Pass release!
     
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  11. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014
    FWIW, this doc was written for marketing and management people.
     
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  12. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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  13. Yosharian Cipher

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  14. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    You forget it for a year and then ask again.
     
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  15. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    With 1 year patience.
     
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    The game is coming to Steam on October 2020. The question is, if you've already bought the game before then, will you have to pay again to get it on Steam? Here's the email I sent to Private Division:

    Contact details here: https://www.privatedivision.com/contact/
     
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  17. Yosharian Cipher

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    Fantastic news! Thanks Infinitron!
     
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  18. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Heh, direct download from their own site?: https://store.privatedivision.com/en_US/docs/faq

     
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  19. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I suppose that it isn’t DRM free?
     
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  20. cvv Arcane Patron

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    It's all p. bizarre. It can't be an EGS key because keys are not a thing on EGS. It can't be a Steam key either. And Private Division doesn't have their own launcher. So it's what, a simple offline installer like you get on GOG? Or inb4 PD's own launcher announcement?
     
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  21. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    EGS keys exist. They're being sold with boxes and via Humble Store.
     
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  22. InD_ImaginE Cipher

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    Isnt Windows Store exclusive game doesn't have .exe to begin with and just kinda launch?

    I remember Dead State 2 not having an actual .exe to be cracked but require making a shortcut of somesort emulating Windows Store launching the game. TOW will probably use the same system on Microsoft store?
     
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  23. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Shit you're right, the option is there. I could swear they said they wouldn't do keys.
     
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  24. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Informative interview from RPGSite: https://www.rpgsite.net/interview/8...interview-with-game-director-leonard-boyarsky

    It also answers about the rights to sequels:

     
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  25. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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