A while back, writer and narrative designer Kelsey Beachum was working on Outer Wilds, the fantastic space-adventure game with a very cool twist that we won't spoil (just play it when it comes to Switch!). When The Outer Worlds — Obsidian's "Fallout in space" game — came out a few months later, people were very confused, including many journalists who constantly had to check if it was the i one or the o one (and it's never the one you think).
Luckily, Beachum had an answer:
Unfortunately, that helpful way of remembering the difference quickly became obsolete, as Beachum was hired by Obsidian just a few months later.
And now, with the Outer Wilds DLC finally announced, Beachum told her Twitter following a new fun fact: she was working on both at the same time. We're pretty sure this is the stuff that anxiety nightmares are made of, or that Beachum will somehow cause a confusion paradox and implode the universe. Either way, we're impressed.
But with all the DLC out, how on earth are we supposed to remember which ones Beachum worked on?
The Outer Wilds DLC, "Echoes of the Eye", will release on the 28th September on all platforms except the Switch, which is due for a Holiday launch.
Now, if you'll excuse us, we need to have a lie down. Or was it a loe down?
If it weren’t for articles like these, I wouldn’t even know these people exist. Finally! I can mix up these games. Thanks Kate!
CONFUSED NINJA APPROVED
Articles like this are why I stopped visiting other gaming sites
When Outer Worlds was released on Switch I got excited until I realized it wasn't Outer Wilds. Still waiting for Wilds lol
O u t e r c e p t i o n
Let’s face it, it doesn’t really matter if you get the games confused. You’re getting a winner either way. Just, winners in different competitions...
That’s out of this wild.
I'm here for this nonsense
Chaos theory strikes again! Bet his laundry will magically come out folded one day too! 😂
But seriously, great games and can’t wait to get Wilds on Switch, already have Worlds. Played it on game pass and enjoyed the bit of time I spent with it.
@Tyranexx I can't wait for meme makers to remember that Square Enix also incidentally publishes Just Cause games.
Outer Wilds has no "The" in it so it's not that hard to confuse it and THE Outer Worlds
@BloodNinja But your official seal of approval will get devalued if it's given when you're confused. You'll hurt yourself in your confusion!
Both are great games, must be nice to be involved in so much great sci-fi.
I hurt myself in confusion all the time. I’m a pro.
DANCE NINJA APPROVED
For me it's easy. The one that's by Obsidian I avoid.
I can see the confusion if it was Outer Worlds and Outer Wilds but it isn't it's The Outer Worlds and Outer Wilds.
Was getting excited for the future Switch release of Outer Wilds then realised that I payed about £6 for this game on PC.
That's just world!
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world!
@Tasuki People add "the"s where they don't belong and remove them where they do, so it all gets confusing. Richard Carpenter went ballistic over the abuse of "Carpenters". Everyone added a "the" that wasn't there.
@nhSnork That will be a glorious day! XD
Nah not for me. Just can’t wait for Zelda Breath of the World sequel!
Some people just want to watch the world wild out.
This is my 2nd favorite duo of unrelated games that I will eternally connect with each other, purely because of their names. (the 1st being Olliolli and Oxenfree)
@Tyranexx Someone had to do it… but I don’t think VanKelsing wants to kill Chaos, but rather become it!
@HotGoomba how many layers deep are you?
So simply put, she worked on Outer Wilds and the DLC for both Outer Wilds and Outer Worlds.
@Clarice i have never liked an obsidian game before, but the outer worlds was actually good. I played it on game pass & it surprised me. If it wasn't on game pass, i would have never played it, though, because i have been disappointed in every obsidian title i ever played (at the time i Played this. It was obviously the exception).
@Meteoroid outer wilds was very boring, imho. I couldn't stick with it until the end. ...in the eye if the beholder, & all.
@TheJGG He has already done an excellent job of causing it using words alone.
Removed - unconstructive
@Purgatorium Don't hide THE in The Outer Worlds and everything will be less confusing.
I thought Outer Wilds was boring. Loved Outer Worlds though!
@twztid13 You didn't like Kotor 2 or Fallout New Vegas? Obsidian has always made some of my favorite RPGs
@BloodNinja You have the Comment of the Month in my book!
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