Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Outer Worlds Dev Team Pranked Their Boss With Two Easter Eggs

The creator of the original Fallout and co-director of The Outer Worlds, Tim Cain, loves chocolate so much that developer Obsidian has a Slack channel dedicated to daily tasting sessions. To immortalise their boss's adoration of cocoa, the dev team deliberately snuck a few Easter Eggs into The Outer Worlds - not literal chocolate eggs though. Sadly.

During development, The Outer Worlds staff had daily chocolate meetings arranged over Slack by Cain who would begin by sending out the details of that day's confectionery. He explained the process to PC Gamer, how he'd write "if it's single origin, what country it's from, the cacao percentage, any flavoring agents. We all eat a piece and we talk about it and then I blog it, and so that way I have a list of everything chocolate I've eaten since 1993 and whether I liked it."

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