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‘Outer Wilds’ Gets a Steam Release Date Trailer

  • A game where respawning is part of the plot.
  • Year long EGS Exclusivity ends in May.
  • Will you be taking a flight into the Outer Wilds?

If you use the Epic Games Store, then you may have already played Outer Wilds from Mobius Digital and Annapurna Interactive. A quirky game about space travel and exploration where time is of the essence and life is simultaneously meaningful and meaningless as respawning is not just a game feature, but an aspect of the plot. Taking on the role of an alien in a small, relatively backwater world you suddenly find yourself bumbling through space in a ship that has no business being space-worthy on an addicting adventure. 

That being said, the Epic Games Store exclusivity for one year has been something that kept many people from playing it on PC. The digital platform war having kicked off in full swing last year as EGS and Steam got caught up in stiff competition. A common tactic on the part of Epic Games was securing year-long exclusivity on many titles, which saw no shortage of controversy surrounding them as a result. But if you’re someone who’s been waiting patiently, a new trailer has revealed that after the year-long agreement ends in May, Outer Wilds will be coming to Steam on June 16th. You can watch this trailer, as well as find some excerpts from the Outer Wilds Steam page below.

 

Mysteries of the Solar System…

What lurks in the heart of the ominous Dark Bramble? Who built the alien ruins on the Moon? Can the endless time loop be stopped? Answers await you in the most dangerous reaches of space.

A World That Changes Over Time

The planets of Outer Wilds are packed with hidden locations that change with the passage of time. Visit an underground city of before it’s swallowed by sand, or explore the surface of a planet as it crumbles beneath your feet. Every secret is guarded by hazardous environments and natural catastrophes.

Outer Wilds is a game that may have slipped under the radar for many. At first glance it seems like one of those games you could easily pass on. It wears its quirks on its sleeve, and it’s easy to write it off as just another indie game trying to pack in enough content to be memorable. While I can’t say it will stand the test of time, what I can absolutely give credit to is the exploration itself. Going planet to planet in your small ship is a fun gameplay loop, and the environments themselves once you touch down are mostly interesting. It’s not always an exciting experience, but it’s definitely a good way to kill a few hours if you’re just looking to relax.