Obsidian Entertainment, the creators of Pillars of Eternity, KOTOR 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, are still preparing for the release of The Outer Worlds. Yet this
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Last week the studio published 11 vacancieson LinkedIn, for positions as programmers, combat designers, and even narrative designers. And if the vacancy of a game writer would serve as a hint at DLC for The Outer Worlds, then the remaining positions indicate that the studio is assembling a new team for the project.
The same combat system designer willcreate a “combat” game in third and first person view. In addition, the specialist will have to work with system designers to “integrate character and equipment statistics.” A narrative designer will have to develop a story, and the candidate will also need experience in working with extensive dialogue systems. Among the vacancies there is also a network programmer, and the list of advantages for a “gameplay programmer” includes experience with multiplayer.
Judging by the list of open positions, whichalso includes an interface designer and a financial analyst, Obsidian is just getting ready for development. Perhaps the project has passed the pre-production stage and the studio is ready to begin prototyping and first tests.
In an interview with Game Informer, the head of Xbox GameStudios Mike Booty said The Outer Worlds could be a new Microsoft exclusive. Perhaps the studio has already signed a deal for a sequel or is preparing a similar game.