The Outer Worlds will feature a survival difficulty mode, according to developer Obsidian Entertainment.
In a recent Game Informer interview, co-directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky were asked a host of fan questions about the upcoming RPG. During the questioning, the directors revealed that The Outer Worlds will support a survival mode called Supernova, among other difficulty settings. Supernova, in addition to housing the game’s most challenging enemies, features survival elements like hunger, thirst, and exhaustion, all of which need to be managed.
To survive and fight off threats, players will need to upgrade their gear, but this is not done through conventional crafting. Instead, players will find the upgrade components scattered around the world, which can then be equipped to augment one’s stats and abilities. Gear and upgrades can also be equipped to companions, who benefit more from specific gear based on their specializations.
Other The Outer Worlds development choices discussed include the lack of romance options, the scaling back of the game’s low gravity system, and more. The full podcast can be checked out on Game Informer‘s official post.
The Outer Worlds‘ 2019 release does not yet have an exact date, but leaks suggest it could be out as soon as this summer. Whenever it drops, it will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: PC Gamer