Xbox Game Studios says it’s still deciding on whether or not The Outer Worlds 2, the anticipated upcoming sci-fi RPG from Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment, will receive a PS5 version. The Outer Worlds 2 was originally announced back in June 2021 after Obsidian Entertainment was acquired by Microsoft. There’s been some speculation online about if the sequel would come to PS5 considering the first game launched on multiple platforms.
During the court hearing with the Federal Trade Commission regarding Microsoft’s proposal to purchase Activision Blizzard, Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty stated that “a decision has not been made” about The Outer Worlds 2‘s exclusivity to Xbox and PC platforms, suggesting that there’s a slim chance it could also come to PlayStation when it releases.
Booty added that Xbox strives to keep franchises on the same platform family, implying that since the original game launched on PS4 in 2019 and received a PS5 port through the Spacer’s Choice edition last year, it’s possible that the sequel will also launch on PlayStation. It doesn’t sound like a decision has been nailed down just yet, though. Xbox could still reverse its “same platform family” decision should it choose to make The Outer Worlds 2 an exclusive.
As of writing, the game’s official website currently lists The Outer Worlds 2‘s platforms as Xbox Series X/S and PC only. We’ll just have to wait and see if PlayStation (or even Nintendo) will join those platform listings.
The same can’t be said about MachineGames’ Indiana Jones game which publisher Bethesda recently confirmed would be Xbox and PC exclusive. The publisher argued that focusing the game’s development to fewer platforms helps streamline its development.
The Outer Worlds 2 is currently in development for Xbox Series X/S and PC. We’ll keep you updated on any updates regarding a multi-platform release for the anticipated sequel.