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Development Info The Outer Worlds Panel at PAX West 2019 - Come to Halcyon Trailer

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Carrie Patel; Kate Dollarhyde; Megan Starks; Mikey Dowling; Obsidian Entertainment; The Outer Worlds

    After early August's preview bonanza, The Outer Worlds seems to have kept a low profile at Gamescom, saving its next significant public appearance for PAX West. Today the Obsidian girl squad - Carrie Patel, Kate Dollarhyde and Megan Starks - went on stage at PAX West for their panel about writing and designing the game's characters. I wouldn't say there were any particularly important reveals in the panel itself, but they did unveil a new trailer halfway through. It's a satirical introduction to the Halcyon colony, this time presented from the perspective of the corporations.


    That's a pretty fun trailer. This might very well be the last major publicity for The Outer Worlds before the game comes out in October, so it's good that they got it right. Still hoping to see something new before then though, including the two companions they're not telling us about.
     
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  2. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    I was about to question so many chicks at a nerdfest, but that one talking is like a young redhead version of Leah Remini. :smug:
     
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  3. jewboy Savant

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    How cringey that guy's question was about some incredible game Obsidian made 9 years ago. Wtf. It sounded like he was talking about Planescape:Torment or at least MotB, but nope...I guess he feels that way about Fallout New Vegas. Sigh. It really wasn't that great of a game. Maybe he was planted there by a marketing team or something and went a bit too far in praising F:NV.
     
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  4. Ovplain Arcane

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    That trailer's really put me off buying this thing that's for sure!
     
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  5. markec Twitterbot Patron

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    The game looks like a total conversion mod for New Vegas.
     
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  6. underground nymph Novice

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    Can’t bear this stupid humor.
     
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  7. ItsChon Cipher Patron

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    When you see that many females on the panel, you just know this game is gonna blow. Aren't we tired of these shitty gamebyro walking simulators?
     
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  8. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Uhm, that's more or less similiar humor to, for example, the tv advert in Fallout 1's intro video.
    I mean AwesomeButton was right that that may as well have been written by Boyarsky.
     
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  9. Excommunicator Arcane

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    This video makes me crave a hard sci fi first person RPG
     
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  10. Politician Lurker King

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    They made violence seem harmless. What is the fun in that?
     
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    Are those bleeders doing most of the writing? I really hope it is not going to be like a romance novel. Best we could possibly hope for is a game that is no worse than FNV except for the writing. That will definitely be worse. I do like the setting though. The whole corporations thing is very Jennifer Government.
     
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  12. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    There were 2-3 additional writers. And everything regarding writing (including guidelines and so on) Boyarsky had the last say on.

    Megan did mention before that compared to Pillars or Tyranny she got much more direction in that regard on this.
     
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    2nd top comment:
    :yeah:
     
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    Looks pretty fine to me. Like FNW fucked Bioshock, with a good dose of Fallout 2 humor.
     
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    Looks like a failed attempt to emulate F:NV, but heavily influenced by worst games and tone, from the artistic direction to writing. Terrible.
     
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  16. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    I hope it bombs so hard that the senior management get booted from the industry forever. And all the SJW staff have to go back to their blog with 2 readers. When I look at the graphics I can easily see it bombing (because that is the top priority of their target audience). But realistically when I see how much they have spent on hyping this shit, and how dumbed down it is, I just can't imagine it not selling at least a few million.
     
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  17. MasPingon Arcane

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    Not really. It feels more like someone tries to imitate it.
     
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    Their audience is a piece of the millions who had no problem with Fallout 4's graphics.
     
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    Imagine playing games from a Microsoft™ subsidiary made to sell Season Pass© on Microsoft Shop® by taking advantage of Epic exclusive.
     
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    The trailer is great, tbh. Do we know who made it?
     
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  21. Nifft Batuff Learned

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    The graphics of Outerworld is incredibly ugly. The last time I saw a computer graphics so ugly was in the Phantom Menace.
     
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    Honestly if someone told me this is expansion for Fallout 76 I would believe it.
     
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    It's so weird. The trailer is well made, and the decision to make fun of corporations that are like Gilded Age gone haywire is a great one. This would have made a great Fallout spinoff.... back when they made New Vegas, or when we thought we'd never get a Fallout 3.

    To make this now as finally a reunited Cain-Boyarsky new IP title after Fallout has spawned a million clones and has beaten its own horse dong to death? Just so weirdly disappointing.

    So many graphicswhores even here, but the point is that the art direction is all over the place from Boyarsky.
     
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    Me: "This game is so weirdly disappointing and has no business coming out after 2012"

    Politician: YOU ARE FABULOUSLY OPTIMISTIC YOU MOTHERFUCKER YOU FUCK YOU DUMB

    :shredder:

    Do you want another carrot? That the gameplay looks like the proud heritage of Bethesda combat copy pasted 10 years late? I thought that just goes without saying.
     
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    That looks better than this game though. The mainstream gamer might be a graphics whore, but he is also a console tard so has pretty low standards. Have you seen unmodded Skyrim?
     
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