No I’m not talking about me at an Xbox party, although I’m sure that would make interesting viewing 😉 , I’m talking about Frontier’s new high tech thriller set in modern day Washington DC. You play as a CIA Operative who has brutal close quarter combat skills & the latest CIA technology & weaponry. Here is a brief summary from the official website:
A shocking opening scenario wrongly makes him Public Enemy Number One in the eyes of the media and the public at large, but leaves many different ways to proceed: to wreak ultra-violent revenge, to turn the tables and exploit the shady organisations he is mixed up with for his own ends or crusading to clear his name.
Hmm I think I’ll opt for the ultra-violent revenge path!!
Frontier has made some pretty hefty claims about the gameplay in The Outsider:
The game radically enriches the playerâ€™s experience by abandoning the traditional, prescriptive, mostly linear story of current generation games, and replaces it by simulating charactersâ€™ motivations and aims. This gives the player genuine freedom to change the story outcomes in a way that has not been seen before – each player will get a truly unique, sophisticated, visceral experience rather than simply switching between â€˜goodâ€™ or â€˜evilâ€™.
That is some pretty big words there from Frontier. If they produce a game that lives up to what they say this game could be a huge hit. We will see….