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The Outer Worlds is doing very well for publisher Take-Two Interactive, as claimed in the company’s earnings call regarding its fiscal second quarter 2020 results (via DSO Gaming).
A darkly comic and cosmic classic RPG, The Outer Worlds places the player in the boots of an awakened space colonist in a far-flung corner of the galaxy. They were frozen for decades, during which the dreams and promises of the corporations that dominate the planets in the cluster have rusted and rotted. It’s down to the player to determine the fate of the Halcyon colony, for better, worse, or middling. Taking advantage of Obsidian Entertainment’s complex customisation system, I was a meathead who liked to get creative with the truth and if that failed, I had my trusty grenade launcher to set things straight. In the game. I mean in the game, not in reality.
Lots of people liked The Outer Worlds and that has been reflected in its sales statistics. Take-Two Interactive president Karl Slatoff said that the game is ‘exceeding our expectations and reviews have been outstanding’. It didn’t provide any numbers nor the percentage breakdown of sales on each platform, so we’ll take the company’s word for it. The Outer Worlds is included in Xbox Game Pass which slashes its $59.99 price tag to ribbons because the monthly subscription pays for it instead. It’s possible that people who were unaware of the game saw it featured front and centre on Xbox Game Pass and gave it a go, boosting its commercial success.
Take-Two Interactive added that the game has contributed to a ‘solid start’ for the third fiscal quarter of this year, along with WWE 2K20 and the PC port of Red Dead Redemption 2. The Outer Worlds will be coming to the Nintendo Switch before the end of the fiscal year, or to you and me, before the end of March 2020. Right now, it is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.