Future instalments in The Outer Worlds franchise are being now being handled by Microsoft, with the Xbox format holder having taken over distribution rights from Private Division. In other words, The Outer Worlds 2 is unlikely to see the light of day on the PS5, but we expected that anyway.
The news comes shortly after Take-Two revealed that it was fully committed to the series during its Q4 2021 earnings call, where it also revealed that The Outer Worlds had sold-in over three million units since its October 2019 launch. Here’s what the publisher’s president, Karl Slatoff, had to say:
And we will be participating in the franchise and whatever the future holds for that franchise. So we feel really good about it. And we think that it’s still building audience and this game itself has a lot of life left in it. And in the future — we’ll see what the future holds for it. But we do think it’s a long-term franchise and it is certainly something that we’re pleased with the results.
The Outer Worlds was developed by Obsidian, who were acquired by Microsoft in 2018. As such, it was only a matter of time before the studio was going to step up and handle publishing rights.
You can read our full review of The Outer Worlds here.
[Source – IGN]