PlayStation gamers searching for an open world space adventure may be interested to know that Outer Wilds will be launching on the PS4 later this week and will be available from October 15th, 2019 onwards. Outer Wilds provides a mysterious, open-ended universe to explore where “every planet tells a story” say it’s creators. Watch the teaser trailer below to learn more about what you can expect from this new space adventure that allows you to explore the “mysteries hidden within each planet, moon, and space station”. Outer Wilds has already launched on Xbox and PC via the Epic Games network.
Kelsey Rice Producer at Mobius Digital has taken to the official PlayStation blog this week to reveal more about the game and its inspirations.
“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.”
Source: PlayStation Blog