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Outward – Hands-on Video Preview

Niche Gamer Plays is an ongoing video preview series where our staff take an in-depth and yet concise look at classic, current, and upcoming games across all current gaming platforms.

The latest preview video we’ve prepped up for you all is for a promising open world RPG titled Outward. The above preview video clocks in at roughly two hours, and covers the very beginnings and basic mechanics of the game.

Expect our full review for Outward shortly. In case you missed it, you can find our previous video preview for Siege of Centauri here, with Q&A from lead designer Derek Paxton!

Here’s a rundown of the game:


Outward is an open-world fantasy adventure game featuring deep simulation and immersion. In it, players will experience an entirely new kind of RPG, where they play the role of a true inhabitant of a sprawling world, requiring biological maintenance and self-preservation against a harsh, uncaring environment. These simulation aspects also extend to the game’s representation of magic as an intricate web of rituals required to evoke supernatural powers. The game also packs a surprising feature: two-player local and online multiplayer, with local split-screen. This feature allows two friends to share a journey knowing they have at least one ally at their side and offers unique opportunities for strategy.

Key Features:

  • Survive in the wilds as you explore a vast and harsh land
  • Play solo or cooperatively, split-screen locally or online.
  • Ritualistic, step-by-step approach to spellcasting.
  • Constant auto-saving means you must live with your decisions.
  • Encounter dynamic defeat scenarios.
  • A unique experience with every playthrough.

Outward is now available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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