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Outer Wilds Launches on PS4 October 15

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Outer Wilds Launches on PS4 October 15

Explore a mysterious, open-ended universe where every planet tells a story.

Hello travelers, incoming transmission from the team at Mobius Digital!

When we initially set out to make Outer Wilds, our goal was to design a game where the player could explore vast and terrifying systems without being led around by quest markers. We drop the player into a world that doesn’t revolve around them; it is a solar system that doesn’t care if the player is there or not. The vast array of bodies surrounding the sun will orbit and change over time, and it is up to the player to decide when, where, and why they want to explore the mysteries hidden within each planet, moon, and space station.

As the player explores, they must learn to safely navigate the dangers of space. One of the initial inspirations for Outer Wilds was the realistic space exploration seen in films like Apollo 13 or 2001: A Space Odyssey. In space, there is no friction, oxygen and fuel are limited, and alien planets are home to deadly and unforeseen hazards. Outer Wilds presents all these challenges to players via a real-time physics simulation of the solar system. This system gives rise to unpredictable events which can add danger to a seemingly calm expedition into ancient ruins. Players must use their jetpack, ship, retrievable scout, translator, signal scope, and, above all, their own knowledge to navigate the dangers of the solar system. Because the player carries knowledge between loops, uncovering new information can sometimes require deadly one-way journeys that inspire existential dread in players.

Each environment is handcrafted to fit the design of its unique narrative and game systems. The 22-minute time loop allows each location in the game to change dramatically and irrevocably as time progresses, allowing players to explore worlds undergoing various cataclysmic events. Brittle Hollow crumbles into fragments that collapse into its core, while the Hourglass Twins transfer an ocean of sand from the desiccated ruins of one planet to drown a complex network of caves in the other. Although these planets are smaller than those in our real universe, they are dense with story and secrets, every location put carefully to use.

As the player uncovers secrets, they unravel the game’s narrative: a web of interconnected mysteries. Every piece of written information in the game is useful in some way – there is no lore that only fleshes out an unimportant backstory. Progression through the world of Outer Wilds is only limited by the player’s knowledge, so we recommend waiting to watch others play through the game until after you’ve played it yourself. We’ve spent over five years creating and refining Outer Wilds and we’re very excited to bring it to PlayStation players everywhere on October 15. Suit up and get your marshmallows ready, because space is dark and full of horrors.

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12 Comments

  • SBN_Rashad_850

    Simply Can’t wait

  • MrCaseyJones

    I have been waiting for this announcement for months, I almost had to buy a new PC or even (Gasp) an Xbox one just to play this game. Thank you!

  • Mercenary09

    I mean we all knew this was coming it was just a matter of waiting until the timed Xbox window was over. Looking forward to finally playing it.

  • Played the PC version on the Epic Games Store earlier in the year… once in a blue moon a game will come along that will change you, this was one of those games for me… it was utterly and completely off the charts brilliant… it made you think, it made you cry, it made you think about things on a grander scale… can’t wait to see what this studio does next… at the very least, I’m just thankful to the people who created this rare gem

  • Will there be a physical version of this game available for purchase?

  • Twitter_CDRAINED

    Hey PlayStation, I just wanted to know if PS4 users would be able to connect with the PS5 users like there on the same console?

  • LEFT__4__DEAD__2

    This looks amazing!

  • Ok I found out there is no physical copy but now I can’t even find where to preorder it digitally. How in the F am I going to buy this game? Smh

  • I’ve been reading about this game, and am very excited to find out it is coming to Playstation.

  • lesroidesange

    I’m confused is this coming out on the 15th or 25th the blog says 15 but the PS store and it’s website are still showing the 25 for release.

    • I’m guessing you’re looking at Outer WORLDS on the PS Store, which is releasing on October 25. Outer WILDS is releasing October 15, but doesn’t seem to have a PS Store page just yet.

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