Last month at the Xbox Games Showcase, we were thrilled to announce Peril on Gorgon, the first of two narrative expansions coming to The Outer Worlds. We’re less than two weeks away from launch on September 9, and today we’re excited to show you some new gameplay from the Gorgon Asteroid! Check out nearly 12 minutes of gameplay footage narrated by Game Director Carrie Patel and get a look at some of the exciting new content that you’ll find in Peril on Gorgon.
The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon takes place on the Gorgon asteroid, which was the site of one of the most ambitious scientific undertakings in Halcyon: the development and synthesis of Adrena-Time, a drug intended to improve the productivity of workers across the Halcyon colony. After an expensive development cycle and several failed tests, the Spacer’s Choice corporation shuttered the project, and the abandoned facilities became home to marauders and a motley band of SubLight contractors.
Five years after the end of the Adrena-Time project, wealthy recluse Minnie Ambrose reaches out to you in hopes of learning more about Dr. Olivia Ambrose, her mother, and the former head of the project. Your journey will take them through Gorgon’s treacherous canyons and into its abandoned corporate facilities as you track down Dr. Ambrose’s scattered, embittered colleagues and uncover a mystery that has shaped life in Halcyon. Check out the video above for a look at some of the new story and content from early in the Peril on Gorgon expansion.
In addition to the new storyline and environment, there’s also plenty of new gear to find in Peril on Gorgon, including three new science weapons. One of our favorites is the P.E.T., which stands for Pest Extermination Tool, and it draws enemies close for melee attacks. There’s also new armor sets and variations, new creature variants, and even more perks and flaws.
If you’ve completed the critical path of The Outer Worlds through Monarch, you’re ready to jump into Peril on Gorgon. If you’ve already beaten the game, you can either start a new playthrough (and maybe try out a new character build!) or use your final save game and go back to experience the DLC. We’ve increased the level cap to 33 in case you want to keep things going with your current character.
The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon launches on September 9 for $14.99 USD. The second expansion, Murder on Eridanos, is coming next year at the same price, but you can pick them both up with The Outer Worlds Expansion Pass for $24.99 USD for some extra savings. And those of you who played The Outer Worlds on Xbox Game Pass, you’ll be able to grab each of these or the expansion pass for an extra 10% off. We can’t wait for you to check it out!