Outer Wilds has some news

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This is the best thing that’s happened today apart from Newcastle losing.

Outer Wilds is a game a played a little while back; a game about space, a game about mystery and a game that is so damn good I was shocked to see it was free, made by a small team and, unfortunately, had a time limit before the galaxy exploded and you died with it.

Outer Wilds ended too soon and with it did my mood. Nothing else seemed to be quite as good, no other space game around satisfied my urge to dive into the unknown, pants down, and take whatever the hell was out there. But there’s good news for those of you who keep your ear close to the ground…

t’s been a great few months for Outer Wilds. In addition to a lot of tech enhancements, we’ve spent a lot of time finalizing the high-level narrative design and making sure that all of the pieces fit together. Questions like “what exactly is the Quantum Moon” or “what fell into Giant’s Deep” now have answers that feed into the game’s central mystery. We’ve also been hard at work developing the culture of the Ancients (who are now called the Nomai) and developing the tone of their writing. Next up, evolving our planetary level designs!

We wanted to give a shout-out to all of you who have played the alpha and shared your enthusiasm (and/or terror…) with your friends. We’ve enjoyed watching your Let’s Plays and hearing your harrowing tales of close encounters in Dark Bramble.

We can’t give you a release date for the time being, but we’ll leave you with this image of a recent addition to the observatory. All we can say is that it’s heavily tied to what’s really going on in the solar system.


Yes. YES. YES! Outer Wilds is coming, and you better believe I’ll be shouting from the rooftops when it does.