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Friday, February 7, 2020

The Outer Worlds Hits 2 Million Sales

Revealed during a Take-Two Interactive earnings call, The Outer Worlds have sold over 2 million copies since launch.

Despite never having a chance to explore possibilities of a sequel of Fallout: New Vegas, developer Obsidian Entertainment saw great success with 2019 sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Currently awaiting launch of a Nintendo Switch version that has now been delayed indefinitely, TOW has recently reached a new milestone of selling over 2 million copies across all major platforms in just a few months after release.

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The Outer Worlds Hits 2 Million Sales

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Built upon action-RPG style of Mass Effect and New Vegas, the game largely focuses on player choices and actions. In spite of having a bunch of major bugs at launch, people have been very positive towards Obsidian's latest project.

This impressive milestone was achieved in its 15 weeks lifetime on PC, PS4 and Xbox consoles. TOW was also available for members of Xbox Game Pass at release and therefore, more than 2 million players has been part of its experience.

RELATED: The Outer Worlds First DLC Coming in 2020

These numbers were revealed in an earnings call for Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher Private Division. CEO Strauss Zelnick is really unsure whether a day-one release for Game Pass had any negative impact on its sales.

Xbox Game Studios internal development team, Matt Booty believes The Outer Worlds to be an enduring franchise, thus hinting at a sequel. Besides, Obsidian has already announced a new story-based DLC that is coming soon this year.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Outer Worlds for Nintendo Switch Delayed Due to Coronavirus

Because of recent Coronavirus outbreak, Nintendo Switch port of The Outer Worlds is now delayed indefinitely.

Ahead of its release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, developer Obsidian Entertainment revealed plans to launch a Nintendo Switch version of their 2019 sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds.

An official date for Switch release of TOW was confirmed by publisher Private Division earlier but that has now been delayed indefinitely due to studio close down that was developing the port, following recent Coronavirus outbreak in China.

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The Outer Worlds for Nintendo Switch Delayed Due to Coronavirus

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Singaporean developer Virtuos was tasked to port The Outer Worlds on Switch, which was originally scheduled to arrive on March 6, 2020. However, they had to close down all of their Chinese offices in wake of a sudden epidemic.

This unfortunate event is causing an unexpected delay to overall work progress and dev team will need more time to complete development. As soon as a new launch window is worked out by Virtous team, it will be revealed very soon.

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Private Division has announced this news of delay on their official Twitter account alongside more details.


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Previously, Switch version of TOW was planned for a physical release without a cartridge but a download code in an empty case. This was seen as a cash grab move by majority of player community and was criticized on social media.

Whether or not as a response to that feedback, Private Division will now include a game card for physical package of The Outer Worlds. Hopefully, people would appreciate their decision to offer actual value rather than just a code in a box.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch Release Date

Obsidian has finally revealed a release date for Nintendo Switch version of sci-fi RPG title The Outer Worlds.

Even before 2019 sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds could launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a Nintendo Switch version was confirmed by developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division.

Original announcement for a port for Switch console of the game came from senior producer Matthew Singh of Obsidian by end of July last year and now an official date set for launch is revealed to be on March 6, 2020.

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The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Upon release, TOW will become available on Nintendo eShop for digital download priced $59.99 only. Simultaneously, a physical version will also arrive on retail stores with a download code inside its box and no game cartridge.

This is a huge bummer for collectors who simply don't want to buy an empty case without a game card, which essentially means that many Switch owners would have to purchase an extra SD card after paying its full price already.

RELATED: The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer

After this news was reported by Destructoid, Twitter user @Nibellion has pointed it out by posting an image.


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The Outer Worlds base game has a file size of nearly 20 GB on PS4 console and Private Division could have easily ported that on Switch if they wanted to. Even for downloading TOW from eShop and play, players would still require a cartridge.

Bethesda pulled such a trick with physical release of their latest co-op shooter title Wolfenstein: Youngblood. However, CD Projekt Red has fitted The Witcher 3 main game and all post-launch DLCs into a single SD card for a Switch release.

RELATED: The Outer Worlds First DLC Coming in 2020

Obsidian has teamed-up with Virtuos, who previously worked on Switch port of Dark Souls: Remastered and L.A. Noire. Also, a story-based DLC expansion is announced to release this year to show support to player community.

The Outer Worlds mostly received positive reviews aside from some criticism for its timed-exclusivity at Epic Games Store. It will be more fun for Nintendo Switch players to enjoy this acclaimed sci-fi RPG on portable system.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Talos Principle Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers a copy of The Talos Principle on PC, on eleventh day of 12 days of free games giveaway.

To sendoff 2019 with a bang, Epic Games have announced 12 days of free games earlier to offer more freebie titles for players on PC platform than they already did at Epic Games Store throughout the year alongside their annual Holiday Sale.

Joining on Epic Store today is first-person puzzle game The Talos Principle from developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital, which is up for grabs now with nothing but a free account for a limited time of only 24 hours.

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The Talos Principle Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Throughout entire gameplay walkthrough, you control an android character, which has consciousness of a human and attempts to solve a series of challenging puzzles using advanced technology that are set around in a dangerous territory.

Your creator, the enigmatic Elohim has allowed you to freely roam within his beautifully lush, vast land to slowly evolve and train your thought process but forbid you not to climb a sky-high tower at its center for some unknown reason.

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In most cases, these riddles are based on philosophical perspectives of life and our reason of being. You can switch to first-person or third-person view back and forth during your run and try to piece together clues that are scattered around.

Given their next image clue posted on social media for tomorrow, Epic Games Store would most probably giveaway 2014 stealth horror game Hello Neighbor and a twelve day yearend offering will eventually come to a close.

Friday, December 20, 2019

P.T. Modder Finds Way to Explore Silent Hills Town

Latest hack for P.T., "Playable Teaser" lets player take a look outside at surrounding town of Silent Hills.

It has been a while since developer/publisher Konami has pulled the plug on a demo for their iconic survival horror series reboot titled P.T., yet there are legion of curious fans who still wants to know more about that playable teaser.

Lately, a modder named Lance McDonald has been digging deep into its depths to pull out never-before-seen contents from the short-lived demo and one of his most recent attempts have let him walk around whole town of Silent Hills.

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P.T. Modder Finds Way to Explore Silent Hills Town

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McDonald has made discovery of P.T. details such as players are at all times being followed by antagonist Lisa and character model of protagonist bears likeness to actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) earlier.

Trying to access way to outside of an ever-looping hallway, he thought of patched the demo to tie its starting room to outdoors map. He did and fell through ground as soon as he stepped out, triggering Lisa to arrive and reset everything.

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It appears that although these locations were built into demo, they were never meant to be visited by anyone on its short run. Therefore, this falling mechanism was added as a safeguard by Kojima Productions to keep you contained.

Since this event will only occur when player would try to cross its playable area, he tried to trick the game into thinking that he is still in that room and made the character float slightly above ground to avoid any jump scare from Lisa.

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Lance McDonald later uploaded a video on YouTube of his wandering on ghost town streets of Silent Hills.




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Turns out, this special fix worked nicely and the P.T. demo never had any doubt of player location as he traveled outside streets for some time only to find so much unused content just lying around, probably never to be used again.

Though Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) never really got to explroe Silent Hills properly, Konami is reportedly interested in hiring Kojima for a new project that may even bring del Toro on board as well.

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Outer Worlds First DLC Coming in 2020

Obsidian has announced story-based DLC for their acclaimed RPG game The Outer Worlds, coming next year.

Only months after release on all major platforms, sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds has managed to be nominated as a contender for "Game of the Year" title at The Game Awards 2019 but lost to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Nevertheless, developer Obsidian Entertainment is very much thankful to all players who supported their effort by nominating them and announces to release a new story-based DLC next year to further expand the narrative.

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The Outer Worlds First DLC Coming in 2020

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Social media manager for Obsidian forum conveyed this news from developers in a recent post to say thanks for support they received from player community but no official release window for upcoming expansion is given yet.

Despite frequent requests from fans, there has been no mention of DLC plans for TOW in forums or subreddits up until now. Whether or not they will make this a free offering or premium release has to be cleared as well.

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Official statement posted in forum gave out no more details other than promising a new DLC for next year.

The reception to The Outer Worlds has been unbelievable to see, and even just being nominated means a lot. However, the journey isn't over yet as we are excited to announce that we will be expanding the story through DLC next year! Details will be made available at a later date.

RELATED: The Outer Worlds Coming to Nintendo Switch

Obsidian received three nominations in three categories; Best RPG, Best Narrative and Game of the Year at TGA 2019. Voice actor Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn, Life Is Strange) was chosen as well for her performance in role of Parvati Holcomb.

The Outer Worlds from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division is out now on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a Nintendo Switch version scheduled to arrive at some point in 2020.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

P.T. Camera Hack Reveals Player Character to Be Norman Reedus

A recent camera hack for P.T., Silent Hills "Playable Teaser" shows Norman Reedus to be the guy you play as.

In an attempt to reinvent popular survival horror series Silent Hill, developer/publisher Konami had game director Hideo Kojima to work on a demo titled P.T. for a now cancelled Silent Hills project that was launched on PlayStation Network in 2014.

Despite it being scrapped, people seem to be making new discoveries within "Playable Teaser" every now and then. A recent camera hack reveals player character to be actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) all along.

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P.T. Camera Hack Reveals Player Character to Be Norman Reedus

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Video game hacker Lance McDonald has unearthed many other secrets in P.T. earlier using camera trickery. Reedus appearing as in-game character shouldn't be a surprise for those who originally completed the demo though.

After completing all cryptic puzzles of P.T., a trailer reveals that Norman will be starring as lead character for a new Silent Hills game but there was never any real confirmation on if he was the unknown protagonist as well, until now.

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McDonald posted a short clip of his findings on Twitter to reveal who the player character really looked like.


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Aside from showing Reedus at the end, there was always room for guessing about whom we are playing as since its narrative is shown in first-person perspective and the character's visage was obscured on purpose whenever he looked into a mirror.

Konami pulled out the P.T. demo from PlayStation Network a year later upon confirming cancellation of Silent Hills, which was meant to be a psychological horror game from Hideo Kojima and his Kojima Productions that never happened.

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Kojima eventually started working on his own project Death Stranding after leaving Konami with film director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) and Norman Reedus that became a massive critical-hit on launch lately.

It appears from is most recent Tweets that Kojima is hinting at making a horror game up next and he would very much likely to bring back Del Toro and Reedus once again, following immense success of their last collaboration.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Outlast Trials Revealed

Red Barrels has officially announced upcoming co-op multiplayer survival horror game The Outlast Trials.

Though first two games of psychological horror franchise Outlast has been a single-player journey into madness, developer/publisher Red Barrels are returning for a third installment that will be completely different than its predecessors.

Following a cryptic tease at the end of October 2019, development of their next project was confirmed and today, upcoming co-operative survival horror game The Outlast Trials is finally announced as a series spin-off title.

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The Outlast Trials Revealed

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For very first time, world of Outlast will be spreading out its branches into multiplayer joined by up to four player. Those who prefer to go solo can also enjoy a more terrifying and traditional horror experience in first-person as well.

Plot premise of the game will be set during Cold War era where player characters are kept as some test subjects for some unknown experiments and narrative will probably set around an escape from some facility with fellow captives.

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In promotional image, characters are shown to be wearing some sort of night vision goggles and some may try to draw similarity of those devices with VR headsets but official sources confirmed that they are not making a VR game.

Taking series direction towards co-op was a conscious decision to create a distinct experience for everyone. Multiplayer will eliminate the sense of isolation while playing alone but some nightmarish threats would have to haunt players down then.

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Red Barrels team has certain plans to make Outlast 3 at some point in future eventually but for now, they are going into other direction within same universe instead of simply making a direct sequel to Outlast and Outlast 2.

The Outlast Trials is currently in early stage of development and developers are planning to add content full of gory violence. Currently in an early stage of development, there are no select platforms or a release window is set just yet.