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The Outer Worlds 2 trailer is surprisingly self-aware

Published: 10:00, 15 June 2021
Obsidian Entertainment
The Outer Worlds 2
The Outer Worlds 2

Obsidian Entertainment and Microsoft announced The Outer Worlds 2 with an unusual trailer that calls out the formulaic scripts of pretty much every trailer these days.

When you're watching trailers for upcoming games or content, you probably notice the buzzwords and crutches that keep repeating themselves, making almost every trailer the same even though they are made for different games.

Obsidian and Microsoft had the idea of shuffling things up a bit and the trailer for The Outer Worlds 2 ended up mocking the format that nobody seems to stray away from.

Just as it begins, the trailer comments on the chosen voice of the narrator but continues by picking on the setting, characters, creatures and pretty much every other layer of the video.

Even though the general idea was to make fun of formulaic trailers, the video is rather amusing even if you find yourself on the receiving end since it doesn't just spew vitriol. The jokes are light-hearted and offer a good chuckle for everyone watching.

Anyway, the trailer ends by stating that the developers didn't actually finish much of the game so there isn't a release date yet. Considering the game is probably in early development, this isn't much of a surprise. The devs did note they will let us know more when there is more to show. 

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