Outward peaked at 7.3k players on Steam today, still increasing since day 1. It's also still on the top 5 top sellers. Game is doing well.
It's mediocre, tbh. And there aren't much texts to begin with. You get to talk and know more of the important NPCs, but for most others it's just a simple 2-3 lines of dialogue. It's definitely not their focus for the game.