Can You Play Past the End of The Outer Worlds Once You’ve Completed It?

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The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds invites you to change the destiny of a corporate-dominated solar system. But when all the hurly burly’s done, can you play past the game’s ending? Read on.

The Outer Worlds is Obsidian’s latest role-playing game, a sci-fi tale that sees you fighting or working for a sprawling space-based corporation. Reviewing the game, Rich said the game had an “enjoyable playfulness about it” but that the open areas were less interesting than those found in Fallout. 

Like Obsidian’s entry in the Fallout series, Fallout: New Vegas, The Outer Worlds features multiple endings, which reveal the consequences of your decisions.


If you decide to help Edgewater, what happens to the populace? What happens if you don’t? It’s fulfilling, and sometimes unsettling, to find out what happened because of a single decision you made.

Unfortunately, you can’t play beyond The Outer Worlds‘ ending. You can save your game just before the game’s final sequence and return to it, but there’s no catching up on old quests once the game’s finished. This is understandable because the endings are so world-changing that Obsidian would have to account for each one when setting up a new play area.

So, enjoy The Outer Worlds, and you can replay it from the start or load a saved game, but once the credits roll your character is done.