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The Outer Worlds will not launch on Steam

Obsidian's space-faring RPG will be an Epic Games store exclusive, along with a host of other upcoming titles

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Epic Games has announced several new games coming exclusively to its storefront. The company revealed more than a dozen exclusive releases “coming soon” to its storefront at its keynote address at the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier today.

The most notable catch is likely to be The Outer Worlds. The space-faring RPG, currently being developed by Obsidian, the team behind Fallout: New Vegas, will not launch on Steam. There’s still no word on a The Outer Worlds release date, but Obsidian tweeted earlier to announce that the game will be available solely via Epic and the Microsoft Store for at least a year.

Other exclusive titles include Remedy’s Control, which we got our first look at last summer, during E3 2018, and Afterparty, the new booze-soaked narrative adventure from Night School Studios, best known for 2016’s Oxenfree. Elsewhere, Epic revealed more information about the exclusive release of Phoenix Point – which developer Snapshot Games announced for themselves last week – as well as the Dauntless developer’s decision to move its game from its own launcher on to Epic’s.

Epic’s keynote also revealed information on its ongoing partnership with Ubisoft, player counts, and its efforts to bring console exclusives to PC.

Related: Rami Ismail tells Valve “sucks to be you” over Epic Games store exclusives.

Information on The Outer Worlds is a little scarce. We’re expecting a launch later this year, and we know that while a VATS-like system is in, getting it on with your companions is out. Now that the deal with Epic is out in the open, hopefully we’ll find out a little more in the coming months.