Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye Expansion Officially Announced

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Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye is an expansion to the time-looping adventure game, coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store) on September 28. A Switch release for the full game will follow in holiday 2021.

Leaked on Steam earlier this year, the DLC – described as Outer Wilds’ “first and only expansion” – was finally officially announced during an Annapurna showcase today. That doesn’t mean we actually know much about what it is, though.

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A cryptic teaser showed the game’s rickety spaceship and its familiar solar system as the sun entered an eclipse and we got brief shots of an unknown, underground location. We also learned that the expansion will “weave directly into the existing world and narrative,” but got no sense of how that’s being achieved.

The Eye is a major area in Outer Wilds, so it appears we’ll be returning to at least some of the settings from the game’s original, but the game’s interlocking locations and time-looping structure would suggest that anything new might need to be added amongst the existing game, rather than ‘after it’. I, for one, am very excited to see how it all comes together – and what it is that made developer Mobius Digital decide to return to its debut game.

Outer Wilds was one of IGN’s nominees for game of the year for 2019, and we named it the best adventure game of that year. It went onto win numerous awards, including the BAFTA for best game.

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Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com.

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