Outer Wild Launches On Xbox One Game Pass And Epic Games Store Next Week
Releases on the Epic Games Store too.
The launch trailer for Outer Wilds, an upcoming space exploration game that deals with time travel, has been released. The sci-fi game is scheduled to release for on May 30 for both Xbox One and PC.
On Xbox One, Outer Wilds releases day one on Game Pass. Provided you're already paying the $10 USD a month subscription fee, you can download and start playing the game come May 30. On PC, Outer Wilds is launching as a limited-time Epic Games Store exclusive.
After fans expressed a desire for the game to launch on Steam as well, Mobius Digital said people can feel "rest assured" that their feedback is heard and that the overall goal is to "bring the game to [players'] preferred platform as quickly as possible." Mobius Digital explained that deals were struck with both Epic Games and publisher Annapurna Interactive--the latter of which is also responsible for publishing indie games such as Ashen, Donut County, and What Remains of Edith Finch--to "keep our small studio running long enough to ship the game at the level of quality that it is today." The studio added that "[each] of these partnerships has enabled us to make the game better and more accessible for everyone who will play it."
In Outer Wilds, you play as an alien caught in a The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask-like time loop. As the newest member of your planet's space program, you travel from planet to planet within your solar system in search of an explanation as to why the loop keeps occurring. Like Majora's Mask, you use what you learn from each loop to further your progress in subsequent attempts. "The planets of Outer Wilds are packed with hidden locations that change with the passage of time," Mobius Digital said in a press release. "Players can visit an underground city before it’s swallowed by sand, or explore the surface of a planet as it crumbles beneath their feet."
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