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Outer Wilds is coming to Steam on June 18

The game was previously on PC, but was an Epic Games Store exclusive

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an overhead shot of the planet Timber Hearth, with a giant telescope in a forest and the sun just over the horizon, in Outer Wilds Image: Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive

Outer Wilds, Polygon’s Game of the Year for 2019, is finally on its way to Steam. The spacefaring RPG will be available on Steam starting on June 18.

The game was originally released at the end of May 2019 on both Xbox One and PC, where it was an Epic Games Store exclusive. Outer Wilds later made its way to PlayStation 4 in October, but its PC exclusivity window remained closed. Now, a little over a year after its initial PC release, Steam players will get their chance to check out the game.

In Outer Wilds, players take control of a novice alien space explorer out on their first mission. Players can guide the astronaut around to explore their planet and the surrounding solar system, which is full of breathtaking — and dangerous — planets. But 22 minutes after lift-off, something happens, resetting the day and creating a Groundhog Day-style loop. The main thing that changes from playthrough to playthrough is the player’s knowledge, as they try to figure out why they are stuck in this loop.

The game isn’t available for pre-order yet on Steam but you can add it to your Wishlist. For now, the game is $24.99 on the Epic Games Store and on consoles, which is likely how much it will cost when it comes to Steam.

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