Microsoft has formally taken over publishing rights for “future iterations” of The Outer Worlds from Non-public Division, and that information arrived a day after Take-Two Interactive’s president mentioned the corporate was totally dedicated to the franchise.
Throughout Take-Two Interactive’s This autumn 2021 earnings name (by way of Looking for Alpha), CEO Strauss Zelnick confirmed that The Outer Worlds has sold-in greater than 3 million items because it was launched in October 2019. Later within the name, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff answered a query in regards to the Obsidian Leisure-developed recreation, stating that the corporate was not solely enthusiastic about the way forward for The Outer Worlds, however was completely happy to be part of it.
“And we shall be taking part within the franchise and regardless of the future holds for that franchise,” Slatoff mentioned. “So we really feel actually good about it. And we expect that it is nonetheless constructing viewers and this recreation itself has lots of life left in it. And sooner or later — we’ll see what the long run holds for it. However we do assume it is a long-term franchise and it’s definitely one thing that we’re happy with the outcomes.”
Take-Two’s feedback on being concerned in The Outer Worlds’ future had been of observe primarily on account of the truth that Microsoft bought Obsidian in 2018, and Slatoff’s feedback made it appear as if it will retain publishing rights for brand spanking new installments regardless of that.
Non-public Division cleared up the confusion in an announcement to Gamasutra, saying that, whereas the corporate would nonetheless be supporting 2018’s The Outer Worlds, Obsidian and Microsoft would deal with the publishing of future iterations.
“Non-public Division remains to be supporting and advertising The Outer Worlds, together with the upcoming launch of Homicide on Eridanos DLC on Nintendo Change,” mentioned the corporate. “Transferring ahead, Obsidian and Microsoft shall be publishing future iterations within the franchise, and we’re completely thrilled to see the place they take it.”
For extra, take a look at our overview of The Outer Worlds: Homicide on Eriadanos DLC, the second and remaining growth for the sport that may be very a lot a murder-mystery.
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