A new Outer Worlds game is reportedly in pre-production

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A senior video games industry analyst has claimed that a new entry in The Outer Worlds franchise is already in pre-production.

Niko Partners' Daniel Ahmad claimed that last he heard, a "new entry in the franchise is being explored." Ahmad didn't elaborate on whether this new entry in the franchise would be a direct sequel to the first game, or something more of a spin-off.

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This all follows shortly after Obsidian revealed that The Outer Worlds would be coming to Steam later this month. Over the weekend, Obsidian announced that The Outer Worlds would finally be launching on Steam on October 23, nearly a year after the game originally launched on PC through the Epic Games Store in October 2019.

There's also no word on if Obsidian status as an Xbox Games studio would have a bearing on which platforms a The Outer Worlds follow-up would appear on.

Obsidian has been busy bringing The Outer Worlds to new platforms, after the game originally launched on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in late 2019. A Nintendo Switch port was delayed out of a March release earlier this year, and finally released a few months later on June 5.

Earlier this year in July, Obsidian announced a return to The Outer Worlds with the Peril on Gorgon DLC. The debut DLC expansion for the space-faring RPG released last month on September 8, but only for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of the game. 

If you're still thinking about giving Obsidian's RPG a go, why not check out our extensive interview with the developer around the Peril on Gorgon DLC for The Outer Worlds.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.