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Inside Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, the standalone adventure that lets you kill a god

Aaron Potter
 

God-killing might sound like an ambitious notion for a standalone expansion, but with Death of the Outsider, Arkane Studios promised players the opportunity to do just that. The expansion is also the latest example of a trend where developers experiment with an established series to create something that’s not quite DLC or sequel, but something in between. Refining certain ideas, systems and mechanics present in Dishonored 2 enabled Billie Lurk’s revenge tale to be its own beast. “It’s true that we could have told that story through a two or three-part season of DLC,” says Dinga Bakaba, the game’s lead designer.

“The push for a standalone was really a choice that benefited the overall quality of the game the most. ” Though smaller, more focused and arguably more linear than Dishonored 2, the tale of the Death of the Outsider was the perfect opportunity to give players a satisfying sense of finality. Almost everyone at the stu

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