The Outer Worlds' New Trailer Shows Off Corporate Life…and Death

You have to figure, space is a really big, really deadly place, so it only makes sense that when corporations take over and start building new societies, they’re going to make it seem as pleasant as possible. That’s the gist of the new trailer from The Outer Worlds, which shows off all the fun little diversions you as the player can get up to, and lots of death and dismemberment you’ll need to avoid.

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Though we’ve seen a lot of these locations before, the newest trailer offers up a new perspective on things, all from the eyes of the corporate overlords that run most of the Outer Worlds

’ planets. We can see the various ways corporations have influenced society, pushing people into work, and making it so every aspect of their life revolves around company-approved lifestyle choices.

We also get a glimpse at Monarch, a seemingly alien-infested site with plenty of creatures big and small to tear the flesh from our soft, soft bodies.

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Of course, this is corporate outer space, and that means you need to work. So we also get a look at some of the “career choices” available in The Outer Worlds. You can be a scientist distorting gravity around pigs covered in tumors. There’s also more hands-on work available, but unfortunately it seems to come at the end of a sharp, pointy stick…that shoots electricity.

Halcyon’s workers aren’t totally left to fend for themselves, however. The trailer shows off a modest assortment of weapons, including basic blades, a rocket-propelled hammer that looks like something Overwatch’s Reinhardt had in his crib, and a ray gun that shrinks dudes down a peg.

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Check out the full trailer at the top of the page if you want a complete look at the locations you’ll inevitably be role-playing and adventuring through. Also check out the rest of our Outer Worlds coverage for more previews and interviews with the developers. We’ve learned plenty about The Outer Worlds’ hardest difficulty mode, plus got a tour of the city of Fallbrook.

The Outer Worlds is out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 25, with a Nintendo Switch version planned for later.

Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN, and he wonders what a tumor pig tastes like.

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