The Outer Worlds 2 revealed at Xbox/Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase

Obsidian Entertainment surprised everyone by announcing the sequel to zany sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds is in development now.


The Outer Worlds was quite the interesting and wacky adventure throughout the last couple years as it allowed us to venture through a star system dealing with rampant corporate capitalism and science fiction dangers at every turn. Many enjoyed the game thoroughly as Obsidian Entertainment put some of its best first-person RPG efforts on display alongside its solid sense of dark humor. Well, we’re getting more adventures in this universe. Obsidian officially announced that The Outer Worlds 2 is in the works.

The Outer Worlds 2 was officially revealed during the Xbox Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase on June 13, 2021. It should come as no surprise that The Outer Worlds 2 is still very early in development – something made abundantly and pretty comedically clear within the reveal trailer for the new game. We got plenty of fourth-wall breaking, dry humor, and clever jabs at the development cycles and behind-the-curtains tricks associated with marketing a game in early development. Simply put, despite not having much to show, the teaser trailer is a good time. You can see what it had to offer just below.

And so it seems we’ll be waiting quite some time to see anything substantial on The Outer Worlds 2 when it comes to proper reveals. That said, there were some details to be gleaned. Apparently, this game will take The Outer Worlds to a new star system and we’ll meet with an all-new cast of characters in that system. We’re fairly certain the corporations and all of their questionable operations will be there as well, but it’s interesting to think that we could be experiencing that without the characters we met and friendships we made from the first game.

That said, it’s still early and there’s so much to be revealed about The Outer Worlds 2. When new information and updates drop, expect to find it here at Shacknews and check out the rest of our E3 2021 coverage throughout the weekend.

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