The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Announced
Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division announced the first expansion for first-person sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds. Peril on Gorgon will launch on September 9, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will cost $14.99, with Xbox Game Pass subscribers receiving a 10% discount. A $24.99 Season Pass is also available, which will grant access to Peril on Gorgon as well as a second upcoming expansion.
Peril on Gorgon takes players to the Gorgon Asteroid, the site of one of Halcyon colony’s more disastrous scientific endeavours, which is now overrun by monsters and other hostiles. Wealthy recluse Minnie Ambrose tasks them with finding answers regarding her mother, Dr. Olivia Ambrose, who was director of the project. In addition to the new story, the expansion includes new locations, new weapons and gear, a higher level cap, and new character perks and flaws.
The Outer Worlds originally launched for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in October 2019, with a Nintendo Switch version released in June 2020. The game features first-person exploration and combat, with players able to use “Tactical Time Dilation” to slow time down, as well as branching dialogue, a companion system, and setting heavily influenced by player decisions. Those looking to read more about The Outer Worlds can check out Zack Webster’s review of the PlayStation 4 version.