Here are our Easter Eggs for The Outer Worlds on Playstation 4. The most trustworthy items get the most 'thumbs up' from our users and appear nearer the top!
Many of the quest names are references to other stories, especially other pieces of science fiction:
One of the posters that sometimes displays on loading screens is for an in-universe movie called Titus Androidicus, which is a nod to the Shakespeare play Titus Andronicus.
The propaganda poster that sometimes displays on loading screens, “Dissidents in Our Midst,” is a parody of a real-life propaganda poster used during World War I.
In Phineas’s lab, there is a note that references “an obscure body in the SK system,” a reference to Earth being described that way in Flash Gordon.
Sometimes, you may go into the cargo hold to find that there’s a group of Woolly Cows sitting there, with no explanation other than ADA complaining that someone keeps ordering more fertilizer shipments. This is a reference to the show Firefly.
The description for the weapon Thunder is “Perfect for a young gun with a quick fuse.” This is the opening line to the song Thunder by Imagine Dragons.
The vendor on the Groundbreaker who wears the MoonMan helmet is greatly disillusioned with his position and dislikes the helmet, as you’ll learn if you talk to him. He also sells the MoonMan helmet as one of his items, which you can then equip. It boosts your ability to lie, as a nod to how the vendor himself is lying when he pretends to be happy. If you talk to the vendor while wearing the MoonMan helmet yourself, you have a new dialogue option that says, “Hey, we’re wearing the same hat!” If you choose this option, he responds with, “They got you too?” before going on to pretend to be positive toward the helmet and how it looks on the player character.
In one of the apartments in Roseway on Terra 2, there is a book you can steal. If you take it, you will find that its title is “Systems and Serfdoms,” the description is “Everything you need to generate a character and get started!” and the book itself is modeled to look like a Dungeons & Dragons rulebook.
If you walk up to the Roseway gate with Vicar Max as one of your companions, he will comment, “They should have put up a sign, ‘DON’T OPEN. RAPTIDONS INSIDE.’” This is a reference to the first episode of The Walking Dead.
There is a flaw called Robophobia that gives the player a fear of automechanicals. If you talk to SAM while having this flaw, you will have a dialogue option where you just scream in fear.