Come to Halcyon is the new trailer released for The Outer Worlds. Framed as a recruitment video, the audio goes on and on about all the perks of being a Halcyon employee. Meanwhile, the video shows off all the violence, misery, and existential threats actually await you. It’s funny, sure, but also a frightening window into a possible future.
The new trailer for Outer Worlds hammers home the whole “corporate hell” setting and theme of the game. The whole thing, as we’ve already mentioned, is in a form of a video that serves to recruit new people for Halcyon. It touts all the benefits you can get if you sign up. Among them, there’s guaranteed housing (not really), gourmet eating (out of a can), chances to improve yourself on the job, meet new and exciting people, etc. Plus, you only need to pass the most basic aptitude test, and they accept bottom-of-the-barrel scores!
That’s not even mentioning the many adventures you can have on the two planets, Terra 2 and Monarch. Everything is packed up in a beautiful package. The whole while, everything that the video shows you keeps undermining what the company wants you to believe. The truth of the matter is that you’ll be facing a dangerous, dour, and depressing environment where Halcyon controls everything, and where people barely capable of holding a spanner will be everywhere. It’s a vibrant nightmare, and I can’t wait for it.
The Outer Worlds is coming out on October 25th, 2019. It’s coming out on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 at that date; later down the pipeline, it’s also going to launch on the Nintendo Switch. Also, as you probably already know, Outer Worlds is going to be an Epic Store / Microsoft Store exclusive on PC for a good, long while. The Steam version will be about a year late.