Outer Wilds joins the Epic Store exclusivity gang

It’s the most exclusive gang there is.

Another highly anticipated games kicks up the dust as it travels on over to the Epic Store. So it goes. In an announcement released by Mobius Digital on Friday, the team revealed to its 968 backers that the Outer Wilds would arrive first on Xbox and PC, with the PC port exclusively provided through the Epic Store. The backers weren’t best pleased.

This is a narrative we’re pretty familiar with now, with every new bit of exclusivity news kicking up a fuss. One backer under the username, GunslingerBara, wrote, ”very disappointed with Epic exclusivity. I’ve been looking forward to this game since that public beta demo released years and years ago. As one of your earliest fans, it sucks that I have to wait even longer to play on my platform of choice.” For a lot of players, the exclusivity issue does seem to revolve around this issue of ‘choice’ and not a huge amount else (other than the usual ‘selling out’ quip). But who knows, these same people might emigrate over to Epic within a drop of the hat for the right title.

It should be good news for Outer Wilds anyhow, a title that has been a good few years in the making, supposedly originally slated for release in 2016. The game describes itself on Steam (soz, Steam) as ”an open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop”, a concept that I don’t fully understand but can 100% get behind. You play a space recruit looking for answers in space; admittedly not normally a great place to find them. You’re tasked with hunting through a range of terrains as time loops and bends around you, making sure you’re oxygen levels stay within good range.

For now there still seems to be no official release date for Outer Wilds, so we suggest you keep an eye on @Mobius_Games for further updates. Of course, we’ll keep you updated too.

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Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.

Kate Fanthorpe

Associate Editor Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.