A hot new RPG arrives on the scene today called The Outer Worlds and there's a pretty sneaky way to play for just $1 on PC. Here's how you get it done.
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The Outer Worlds has been released into the world today and is shaping up to be an impressive RPG filled with murderous aliens and hungry monsters. The game throws you into a timeline that diverged from the real world's in 1901 with US President, William McKinley, never being assassinated. This sets of a chain of events (Teddy Roosevelt never becomes president) and fast-forward to the 2300s and mega-corporations run the joint and have begun to colonise planets.
Your player wakes up on a cryo spaceship that has veered to the edges of the human colony's reaches and begins the journey into uncovering what the shadowy mega-corporations are up to.
It's undeniably Fallout-esque with its intriguing storyline, familiar skill tree and armour customisation but it also defies Earth's boundaries where the Fallout series doesn't.
How do I get The Outer Worlds for $1?
There is a slight catch. You'll need to sign up for Xbox Game Pass on PC, which is still in beta. The special introductory price going right now means it's going to cost you a total of $1 for the first month and $4.95 for each month after. If you manage to finish the entire game within that first month and then unsubscribe, then bam, you just paid $1 to play The Outer Worlds.
To sign up for Xbox Game Pass for PC, head to the sign up page and pop in your Microsoft account details and you'll be on your way to playing it (after you download the thing, of course).
What other games are available?
The great thing is it's not just The Outer Worlds and a bunch of other low-quality games. Other impressive titles, out of the 151 included, are:
- Gears 5
- Dishonored 2
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance
- Metro Exodus
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Sea Of Thieves
- Wolfenstein II
So it might be worth sticking around for a couple of extra months. If you'd prefer to own the game outright on a physical disc, Kotaku has a roundup of the cheapest prices in Australia. Click here!
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