Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds is one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2019. As the developers continue to show more and more of the game, they have remained confident in the game’s 2019 release window. On February 22, we may have learned when exactly the game will be releasing a bit earlier than Obsidian and Private Division may have intended. Checking the Steam DB page for The Outer Worlds reveals that the page was briefly modified to feature a release date of August 6, 2019.
The change was quickly reverted after a couple of hours but can still be seen on the page’s Steam DB changelog. Because the date seems to have been added by the developer or publisher and was removed fairly quickly, The Outer Worlds releasing on that day now seems to be real possibility. August 6 is a Tuesday as well, so it would make sense to release a game on that date.
While the possible August 6 release date is the biggest thing to come from that recent modification of The Outer Worlds’ Steam page, the same update reveals that the game will feature Brazilian, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Spanish subtitles. For a text heavy game, it is good to know that many languages will be supported so more people can play it.
The fact that a possible release date leaked may cause hype for the game to grow even further, though the developers have recently discussed what the negative aspects of a such a large hype cycle are. Specifically, when it comes to length and size, Obsidian Entertainment expects The Outer Worlds to be comparable to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords. That being said, The Outer Worlds should be immensely replayable due to the massive amount of player choice and roles players can fill.
While this leak makes it fairly likely that the game will be releasing on August 6, 2019, it should still be taken with a grain of salt until we hear about it officially from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. DualShockers will be sure to you know when an official release date is confirmed. Whenever it does release, The Outer Worlds will be available digitally for PC via Steam and physically for PS4 and Xbox One.
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