Rumor: Obsidian Working on an Outer Worlds Sequel
Add a sequel to The Outer Worlds to the long list of things Obsidian could be working on, right next to Fallout: New Vegas 2
If this one pans out, we may have to wait a bit longer for New Vegas 2. According to Daniel Ahmad, a gaming industry insider and analyst, a sequel to Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds is currently in the works.
“Last I heard a new entry in the franchise [The Outer Worlds] is being explored, currently in pre-production,” wrote Ahmad in a Tweet. Although apparently nothing is set in stone, as whatever’s currently in development over at Obsidian “could change into something else.”
Development on a sequel to The Outer Worlds would put a lot on Obsidian’s plate. Obsidian is currently working on its latest release, Grounded, which is still in early access, and assumedly is still working on Avowed, a first-person fantasy RPG first shown at the Xbox Games Showcase this past July.
Support for The Outer Worlds also isn’t over just yet. Besides the game’s recent trip to Switch and the release of its first DLC, Peril on Gorgon, this past September, Obsidian has confirmed that more content will be coming to The Outer Worlds.
Needless to say a sequel to The Outer Worlds would be more than welcome. The game was subject to critical acclaim for its characters and story (Parvati is still one of my favorite characters ever), although held back by lackluster combat mechanics. A larger budget and more time to polish the game up would leave fans of the series with a sequel vastly improving on everything The Outer Worlds got right.
The Outer Worlds is also set to release on Steam on October 23.