Obsidian's highly anticipated sci-fi role-playing game, The Outer Worlds, is supposed to launch later this year, and fortunately, Game Informer is here to ask the developer all about its upcoming project. We've already had a few info dumps leading up to this point, but in the publication's latest Rapid-Fire Questions video, there are some particularly juicy details.

For one, your companions can die permanently on the game's hardest difficulty, which immediately sounds brutal. This also means that you'll no longer be able to help them out with their own missions, or ask them for advice, or even get to know them better. Obviously, because they're dead. On every other difficulty, they'll simply be knocked unconscious should they fall in battle.

On top of that, Obsidian is currently considering a New Game Plus mode for The Outer Worlds, there's hacking but there's no hacking minigame (thank god), more companions will be revealed as we get closer to the game's release, you'll be able to join different factions, there are multiple endings, and there are no fart jokes... Yet.

So yeah, the video's well worth a watch, but are you looking forward to The Outer Worlds? Take a tour of the galaxy in the comments section below.