Combat Detailed in Third Dev Diary for Outward
In the latest dev diary update from Nine Dot Studios, several combat mechanics for Outward have been explored in great depth. This video covers several styles of play for both physical and magical characters, and demonstrates a few techniques to get a budding player familiar with how combat unfolds.
The developers state that the main focus is not on head-on combat, but on taking each encounter as a unique case, utilizing the tools at hand, and devising a strategy to ensure a victory for each battle. Not all of the abilities will be available to the player from the start, but through exploration and discovery, more options will become available to allow each encounter to be handled effectively.
Outward is an open-world RPG that aims to blend fantasy with realism. It will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on March 26, 2019.