The Outer Worlds: Watch A Speedrunner Beat The Game In Under 25 Minutes
Is this the outer limits of what's possible in The Outer Worlds?
The Outer Worlds, Obsidian's new expansive space-faring RPG, has been out less than a week, but it's already attracting speedruns. While most players will take over a dozen hours to finish the game for the first time--we estimated around 30 hours on your first playthrough--one enterprising speedrunner has gotten their completion time down to well under half an hour.
It's Jabo managed a run that clocked in at 30:54 earlier this week, before refining his run down to a 24:21 completion time today. In the video below, It's Jabo speeds through the game as fast as possible, skipping whole chunks of the game and intentionally getting a terrible ending in his quest to complete The Outer Worlds as fast as possible.
The run involves setting his character's skill levels very deliberately--it's important to play as a character with zero intelligence to trigger the ending he gets.
"All in all, a pretty good run, sub 25 has been crushed, now on to sub 24/23 :)," the description under the video reads.
In GameSpot's review of The Outer Worlds, Edmond Tran praised the game for its depth and quality. "It's not a short game, but it's one packed with such a steady stream of wonderful characters to meet, interesting places to explore, and meaningful, multi-layered quests to solve, that it didn't feel like there was any room to get tired of it."
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