Obsidian’s upcoming new sci-fi RPG, The Outer Worlds, might be a little shorter than some players were anticipating.
Speaking in an interview with Game Informer, co-directors Leonard Boyarsky and Tim Cain revealed that The Outer Worlds should take players between 15 and 40 hours to complete, not the hundreds of hours that some players were expecting.
“People are speculating, like, hundreds of hours of gameplay… and no,” Cain said in the same interview.
Boyarsky compared the game to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, a game that takes around 30 to 40 hours to complete. Instead of a huge, sprawling world that players can play with the same character for hundreds of hours, the directors’ focus has been to make The Outer Worlds a smaller, more polished experience that can change greatly with each playthrough.
“We’ve decided to put our effort into the reactivity and replayability,” said Boyarsky. “Because of our size and budget, those necessitate a smaller, more tightly-controlled game than a giant sandbox open world where you can run everywhere.”
The Outer Worlds is currently in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and is expected to release sometime in 2019.
Source: Game Informer