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‘Outer Wilds’ will be upgraded for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S September 15th

Outer Wilds is getting a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrade on September 15th, and it’ll be free for anyone who already owns the game on PS4 or Xbox One. Outer Wilds is a brilliant open-world mystery about exploring strange planets and unlocking the secrets of an endless time loop that’s consumed the solar system, and it first landed in 2019. It’s the first console and PC game out of indie studio Mobius Digital, and it’s picked up a handful of prestigious accolades since launch, including Best Game at the 2020 BAFTA Games Awards.

The native PS5 and Xbox Series upgrade will hit 60fps. Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye, a big and beautiful bit of DLC for the game, will also be upgraded and included in the new version.

The Switch version of Outer Wilds is set to come out after the new upgrade in September, and this is a delay from its original release window of this summer. Mobius Digital made all of these announcements during today’s Annapurna Interactive showcase.

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Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye expansion announced with an unsettling trailer

Outer Wilds was undoubtedly one of the most talked-about games of 2019. Two years later, indie game fans are still talking about it, and it isn’t uncommon to see Outer Wilds come up in recommendation discussions or as a highlighted deal during sales. Later this year, we’re going to have a reason to return to the Outer Wilds universe, as the game is getting a new expansion.

This expansion, dubbed Echoes of the Eye, was revealed today during an event hosted by publisher Annapurna Interactive. However, details on Echoes of the Eye are still pretty slim, and it’ll probably stay that way until the expansion releases, given the base game’s focus on discovery.

The YouTube description for the reveal trailer (which we’ve embedded above) does shed some light on what to expect. “A strange satellite photo that can’t be explained,” the description reads. “A new museum exhibit that marks the trailhead for one last journey into the wilds. Should you pull at the thread and unravel the solar system’s deepest secret, or is some knowledge better left in the dark?”

The reveal trailer certainly has an uneasy feeling to it. While it starts with a nice shot of the solar system, it isn’t long before the music takes a very dramatic, dark shift. Many of the places we visit in the trailer are shrouded in darkness as well, which almost suggests a survival horror-like tone for the expansion.

The trailer is steeped in mystery, and of course, Outer Wilds fans probably wouldn’t have it any other way. Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye will be out on September 28th on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.

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