Microsoft Is Now Officially the Publisher of 'Future Iterations' of The Outer Worlds

Microsoft has officially taken over publishing rights for "future iterations" of The Outer Worlds from Private Division, and that news arrived a day after Take-Two Interactive's president said the company was fully committed to the franchise.

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NeoGamer23266d ago

Not at all surprising. Will be interesting where this franchise goes given that Obsidian has Grounded, Outer Worlds, and Avowed. Plus they have background in the Fallout series.

Stoni8866d ago

This not my Kind of scifi Looks stupide

TheProfessional65d ago (Edited 65d ago )

You're a Playstation fan. Guaranteed.

They'll be a lot more bethesda hate like this around here now that their games are Xbox exclusives.

neutralgamer199265d ago

Let's not act like Bethesda games were perfect to begin with. They are still using a old engine and their games are known to have great breaking bugs at launch and some aren't fixed

I really hope Ms forces them to switch engines. Now they are in

darren_poolies65d ago

I've never really cared for Bethesda games tbh, the last one of their games I enjoyed was Oblivion, and even that I wasn't a huge fan of. I'm more disappointed about id Software but that's why I have a PC.

CobraKai65d ago (Edited 65d ago )

So, what if he really doesn’t like what The Outer Worlds has to offer? He never mentioned any console, but you, on the other hand, decided to turn his comment into a PS vs Xbox thing, which speaks volumes. It is ok not to like something, even if everyone seems to love it, there’s people that will not share the same opinion.

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BLAKHOODe65d ago

My Bethesda hate comes from them dropping a nuclear bomb on my home state - and not in an awesome, cool, good way - with Fallout 76.

enkiduxiv65d ago

The Outer Worlds is Obsidian, a good developer that will be completely ruined by Microsoft's business model. As for Bethesda, that company earned its hate well before the acquisition. It's just sad to see some people deluding themselves into thinking Microsoft can fix that dumpster fire.

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neutralgamer199265d ago


This game for me personally didn't live up to the hype. Let's remember this was announced when people got FO76 so even in reveal trailer they took cheap shots at Bethesda

I love FO and this was no where near as good but let's also remember take two didn't give them give AAA budget. This was a mid budget title. Ms may see it differently and fund/develop it with AAA budget. Overall I see potential in this IP if give enough resources

RaiderNation65d ago

In other "no duh" news today...

Bnet34365d ago

"Microsoft has officially taken over publishing rights for "future iterations" of The Outer Worlds from Private Division, and that news arrived a day after Take-Two Interactive's president said the company was fully committed to the franchise."

No duh right clown

Automatic7965d ago

Not surprised they acquired Obsidian and all the games that Obsidian owned.

Darkborn65d ago (Edited 65d ago )

Exactly why I don't believe all these execs like the recent execs of square Enix and all them denying they were ever approached by anyone. This type of stuff always happens. It's like when insomniac said they were waiting for a publisher to pick up sunset overdrive 2 and they would love to make it and about a month later Sony bought them. They weren't bought in a few days. These things take months, sometimes years like the Bethesda acquisition that took about 3 years. Google and Amazon also are subject to this as well saying everything was going great and then cutting studios. It's always smoke and mirrors.

Zhipp65d ago

I actually agree with everything you're saying, but I don't understand how this article supports that idea at all. :/

Darkborn65d ago (Edited 65d ago )

The article says this statement was made after the statement from take two saying they (take two) were going to fully support the game and future iterations themselves. It also says in the article it was clears up that Microsoft and obsidian, so Microsoft are going to take the future iterations forward.

I'm just noting how either none of these execs know what their talking about, or they are intentionally lying.

Extermin8or3_65d ago

They have to act as if nothing has happened... legally. Failing todo so could see any purchase or merger fall through or they could accidentally break the law and as a consequence be in deep shit.

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