Will You Choose The Microsoft Store or Epic’s?
You can wait for Steam until some time in 2020, at which time a Game of the Year version may exist but if you want to jump into Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds on Friday you have the two choices above. The reviews are quite positive, it was not only Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN who noticed the similarities between this game and the Fallout series, including CRT monitors to read and a VATS-like system.
The Flaw and Perk system seems more interesting than recent Fallouts, and the stat and skill system more reflecting the older games. The review covers other interesting features in the game, as well as pointing out a few things which may disappoint depending on your expectations and no, there is no base building!
In classic Obsidian style, you play as a sort of chosen one, mostly because everyone else is so inept they can’t even buy their own hangover pills (this is genuinely a pivotal part of a main story quest, by the way).