Outer Wilds “Echoes of the Eye” growth lands September 28 – PlayStation.Weblog
Mobius Video games may be very excited to lastly speak about our first (and solely) growth to Outer Wilds! Echoes of the Eye provides a mysterious new location to the photo voltaic system, full of secrets and techniques to uncover. We designed the growth as if it was at all times lurking throughout the world of Outer Wilds however hadn’t been found but. When Echoes of the Eye launches, try the brand new museum exhibit on Timber Fireplace which marks the trailhead for one final journey into the deepest, darkest a part of the photo voltaic system.
You is likely to be questioning why we selected so as to add content material when Outer Wilds is already an entire expertise. As a comparatively small and un-established studio we wanted a undertaking to right away comply with Outer Wilds that wasn’t too huge or loopy, whereas nonetheless permitting us to develop as builders and hopefully ship one thing that might attraction to followers of Outer Wilds. Internally we had been tossing round varied, extra typical, concepts for Outer Wilds DLC. Finally we realized that we wouldn’t be comfy increasing on the prevailing sport until it gave gamers one thing new and substantial to discover whereas additionally including one thing significant to the narrative. Whereas Echoes of the Eye doesn’t match the breadth of the bottom sport by itself, it does have extra depth than any current location within the photo voltaic system. Our playtesters have been pleasantly stunned by how deep the rabbit gap goes!
As you may guess, including one thing substantial to the prevailing sport was a rabbit gap of its personal. Making Outer Wilds content material is an concerned course of, and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than the DLC grew to become an growth. As a result of it wanted to work equally nicely for each new and returning gamers, the construction of Echoes of the Eye wound up resembling a microcosm of the unique sport as a complete. That being stated, don’t anticipate Echoes of the Eye to be the bottom sport in miniature. We took some dangers with the tactic of storytelling and added loads of new mechanics. Outer Wilds has at all times had gentle horror components to it, however this growth actually leans into the spooky facet of issues (don’t fear, we’ve added a “diminished frights” choice to the menu for those who discover it too intense!)
As with Outer Wilds, Echoes of the Eye will play finest the much less you understand about it, so we’re attempting to keep away from spoiling an excessive amount of earlier than you get the possibility to play it for your self. Very similar to the unique sport, we’ve taken many science fiction staples and used them as inspiration for each the narrative and dynamic techniques at play. We’re trying ahead to seeing how followers react to the brand new revelations we now have in retailer, and as typical we’ve accomplished our greatest to incorporate loads of further particulars for individuals who search solutions to their questions. Be cautious nevertheless; though Echoes of the Eye could comprise the solutions you search, is there some information higher left in the dead of night?