The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos Release Date Revealed

Murder on Eridanos, the second expansion for Obsidian's sci-fi epic RPG The Outer Worlds, is releasing next week for PS4, Xbox One and PC. For the first time, the developer explained the DLC's content, which includes brand-new gameplay elements such as detective work. Unfortunately, there is still no word on the previously stated Series X/S upgrade.

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The Outer Worlds‘ second and final expansion, Murder on Eridanos, will release on March 17. Developer Obsidian has not shown any footage from the DLC, although it did release a story trailer today in conjunction with the date reveal.

The release window for Murder on Eridanos came to light via an earnings call last month, stating it would launch before the end of April 2021. As was the case with the first expansion, Peril on Gorgon, the Nintendo Switch version will launch later this year.

Megan Starks of Obsidian Entertainment shared details for the new DLC via the PlayStation blog. She says the players’ task is to solve the murder of “renowned actress Halcyon Helen”. To do so, they will “interrogate witnesses, learn about potential alibis, and argue who you believe is responsible”. 

As is the case with the core game, players can tackle each quest objective in a variety of different ways. This means that false accusations or dim-witted deductions are perfectly plausible to occur, resulting in multiple outcomes to the mystery. 

Action Shot of New Locale

Action Shot of New Locale

The coolest new addition, however, is the Discrepancy Amplifier. This tool highlights clues within the surrounding area, exposing players to new quest options and providing “humorous analysis” throughout.

Finally, it wouldn’t be an expansion for The Outer Worlds without additional perks and flaws, new scientific weapons, armor variants, and plenty of additional quests and choices to make along the way.

Last summer, an Xbox Series X/S optimisation was revealed for The Outer Worlds. Obsidian, however, has yet to share any further details concerning this, which has worried fans about its existence. 

Murder on Eridanos will launch on March 17 for PS4, Xbox One and PC via Epic and Steam.

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    One of the most overrated rpg’s in 20 years and along with Cyberpunk, the worst I’ve played since Dragon Age 2.


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