The Outer Worlds 2: Latest News, Details, Trailer, Gameplay, Developer, Release Date, Platforms, And Everything We Know

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With Microsoft announcing The Outer Worlds 2 at their E3 showcase today, we have pulled together all the details we currently know about the game, including the platforms, story, and gameplay information.

Latest News

August 22 - The Outer Worlds 2 Reportedly In A Playable State Already

A recent tweet by Obsidian studio design director, Josh Sawyer, got fans thinking The Outer Worlds 2 could show up sooner than expected. Advising he's recently played it alongside Avowed, that created speculation as to how far this upcoming sequel is in development.

August 3 - The Outer Worlds 2 Will Likely Use Unreal Engine 5

A recent job advert from Obsidian Entertainment was spotted, signalling that they're looking to use Unreal Engine 5 in future projects. As a fairly new project to enter development, many believe they could use UE5 for The Outer Worlds 2, though nothing remains confirmed.

June 13 - Xbox/Bethesda E3 2021

The Outer Worlds 2 is happening after all. That's all we know about it at this point too.

Obsidian released a brief, and very meta, trailer mentioning some world design basics and saying the development team haven't finalized a plot or character yet.

But they do have a logo, and if the world looks in any way like it does in the trailer, then we're in for a treat.

June 2 - E3 Announcement On The Way?

Rumours are pointing to The Outer Worlds 2 being announced at E3 2021 during the Microsoft showcase. With Windows Central's Jez Cordon saying there is a possibility it could show up. Full details here.

May 20 - Microsoft Takes Over Publishing

Any new games in the franchise will now be published by Microsoft according to Private Division, suggesting we won't see a PS5 or Switch release of the next game, if there is one.


The Outer Worlds 2 is in development, and Microsoft is the publisher. As of E3 2021, the story isn't finished, but we'll update when more details are available.

Trailer And Gameplay

You can see the trailer for The Outer Worlds 2 from Microsoft's E3 showcase below:

We don't yet have gameplay for The Outer Worlds 2 but we'll update when that changes.

The Outer Worlds 2 Platforms

The Outer Worlds 2 will release exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC. It'll launch on Game Pass as well.

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