The Outer Worlds 2 Announced for Xbox Series X|S, PC

Obsidian announced the sequel to The Outer Worlds, and that's about it. Though there is a nice tongue-in-cheek trailer to go with it.

Obsidian announced the sequel to The Outer Worlds, and that's about it. Though there is a nice tongue-in-cheek trailer to go with it.
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The Outer Worlds 2 is happening. The sequel to The Outer Worlds will release sometime for Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game’s existence was announced during the Xbox/Bethesda E3 2021 showcase and was accompanied by a very tongue-in-cheek (on completely on-brand) trailer. 

Based on the tone of the trailer, it’s anyone’s guess (except Obsidian, of course) if any of the footage is actually of The Outer Worlds 2. It looks good, but who knows if it’s at all indicative of the final product. We’ll just have to wait and see. 

Outside of that, there’s nothing else to go on with The Outer Worlds 2. The sci-fi RPG is in development, and it will release on Xbox Series X|S and PC. That’s it. The trailer showcases the first game’s tone and sense of humor while poking fun at AAA game trailers. It’s gorgeous and compelling in many different ways, and perhaps shows some of the tech on display in the final product. Maybe.  

Regardless, we really enjoyed The Outer Worlds, saying in our review that it “is a goofy, full to the brim RPG that liberally samples from other giants in the genre. It’s a fun romp through a neon universe.” We also very much liked its DLC expansions, Peril on Gorgon and Murder on Eridanos

Stay tuned for more on The Outer Worlds 2, and if you haven’t checked out the first game, consider giving it a whirl. It’s out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. 

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Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of GameSkinny and has been writing about games since 2010. With over 1,200 published articles, he's written about almost every genre, from city builders and ARPGs to third-person shooters and sports titles. While patiently awaiting anything Dino Crisis, he consumes all things Star Wars. He has a BFA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Creative Writing focused on games writing and narrative design. He's previously been a newspaper copy editor, ad writer, and book editor. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, watching football, and walking his three dogs. He lives on Earth and believes in aliens, thanks to Fox Mulder.