Outer Wilds Coming to Steam on June 18

Annapurna Interactive revealed today that Mobius Digital‘s acclaimed sci-fi exploration adventure Outer Wilds will shed the shackles of exclusivity on June 18th, as it’ll get a Steam release on that date (the game was originally released as an Epic Games Store exclusive last year).

I do wonder if the planned Microsoft Store version will also materialize on that date, as I recall that the game had been given away for free in a MixPot (from watching a certain event on Mixer) and the exclusivity deal removed it from players’ libraries on PC.

Welcome to the Space Program!
You’re the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system.

Mysteries of the Solar System…
What lurks in the heart of the ominous Dark Bramble? Who built the alien ruins on the Moon? Can the endless time loop be stopped? Answers await you in the most dangerous reaches of space.

A World That Changes Over Time
The planets of Outer Wilds are packed with hidden locations that change with the passage of time. Visit an underground city of before it’s swallowed by sand, or explore the surface of a planet as it crumbles beneath your feet. Every secret is guarded by hazardous environments and natural catastrophes.

Grab Your Intergalactic Hiking Gear!
Strap on your hiking boots, check your oxygen levels, and get ready to venture into space. Use a variety of unique gadgets to probe your surroundings, track down mysterious signals, decipher ancient alien writing, and roast the perfect marshmallow.

For anyone who might have read a different thing, this is Outer Wilds and not The Outer Worlds. Obsidian‘s sci-fi RPG should be on Steam in October of this year, if that’s the one you’ve been waiting for.

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