Everything we know about The Outer Worlds 2

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(Pocket-lint) – The Outer Worlds was a nice surprise when it arrived in 2019: an old-school space RPG that takes the best elements of Fallout and remixes them through a new lens.

So, after The Outer Worlds 2 was announced as part of the Xbox showcase in 2021, it’s not too surprising to learn that there will be a sequel. Here are all the (so far, pretty scant) details you need to know.

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The announcement of the outer worlds 2

As we mentioned above, The Outer Worlds 2 was announced as part of a big Xbox showcase in mid-2021, which surprised a lot of people since the first game was released a while ago.


That’s how Xbox did things back then, sometimes making early announcements before abandoning things for years without an update on when they were expected to arrive.

Unsurprisingly, the announcement teaser clearly pokes fun at CGI teasers. However, that doesn’t change the fact that it really is a CGI teaser.

The Outer Worlds 2 release date

The first trailer for The Outer Worlds 2 didn’t give any indication of a likely release date, which is a sign that the game isn’t expected anytime soon.

Given the development cycle of a typical open-world RPG like this, we’d be surprised if the game even released in 2023, as that would still mark a very fast four-year turnaround since the last title.

So we think it’s more likely that the game will be released in 2024, but to put an end to these rumours, we might get more information about it soon.

Outer Worlds 2 Platforms

The Outer Worlds was developed by Obsidian under the Xbox and Bethesda umbrella. So you can be sure of some things about the intended platforms.

The game will be available on Xbox Series X and Series S, and will be available via Game Pass on release date before going to PlayStation 5.

So it’s an Xbox exclusive, so we’d be very surprised if it made it to the Switch like it did with the first game.

However, PC gamers can breathe a sigh of relief as Obsidian is sure to release the game on PC as it is a key part of the developer’s historical strategy.

The story of the outer worlds 2

The first Outer Worlds had a few twists on multiple endings depending on the choices you make throughout the game, but they all come back together at once with a few key constants (beware of spoilers below!).

The player character, the Stranger, eventually becomes the leader of the Halcyon colonies the game allows you to explore, breaking free from the yoke of Earth and its corporations.

The ending of the story is quite limited and we think that The Outer Worlds 2 will start again with new characters and new planets to explore.

It would be in keeping with its legacy, as that’s how the Fallout series, for example, has always handled things.

The result would also be that The Outer Worlds 2 could tell an entirely new story without paying too much homage to the events of the first game.

The Outer Worlds 2 game

We can make some guesses as to how The Outer Worlds 2 will play out – it is a sequel, after all, so there will be some consistency.

So you can expect this to be a tactical shooter with RPG roots, alternating between extensive and interesting dialogue trees and skirmishes with the strangers and comrades you encounter.

There will be planets to explore, enemies to defeat, and plenty of comedy to be had as it all unfolds.

We can’t say right now if the shooter will be developed with new options and technologies, but we think it’s safe to hope that it will be.

Written by Max Freeman-Mills.

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