The game is in first person and there are dozens of possibilities to interact with things around you. In the beginning, for instance, you can talk to the rest of the planet's inhabitants and even explore their houses, although your first mission is actually to get the launch codes for the spaceship and get inside it.
Once inside the spaceship, you can travel the universe as you like. This means you can visit other little planets in search of salvation, or throw yourself into the boiling sun in front of you.
To add even more possibilities, you can change locations just by pressing one button. By pressing 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, you can automatically move to other locations in the universe, where you can meet other characters and witness different events.
Outer Wilds is a strange and spectacular adventure that lets you pilot spaceships, talk with other members of your alien race, and investigate what's happening in this open mini-universe.