Publisher Take-Two Interactive says that The Outer Worlds has had a great launch. Take-Two subsidiary Private Division published the space role-playing adventure from developer Obsidian on October 25, so it wasn’t inside the company’s Q2 earnings reporting period.
However, Take-Two said that the game is expected to have a big impact on its Q3 results.
On a conference call today with investors, Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick said, “It’s outperforming our expectations handily.”
Zelnick added that the company wouldn’t give any specific numbers as it’s too early.
However, in Take-Two’s Q2 earnings release, Zelnick mentioned The Outer Worlds as one of the factors behind the company raising its guidance for the year.
Zelnick said, “The third quarter is off to a solid start with the launches of The Outer Worlds, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC, and WWE 2K20. And we will bolster our holiday line-up with offerings for Google Stadia and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.”
Now The Outer Worlds is available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It involves players making decisions, meeting characters, and going on quests in a far away solar system. The game has similarities with the Fallout series, which Obsidian worked on earlier. Fans are liking the game, and that includes Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor, who reviewed it.
According to Sony, it was the third most downloaded PlayStation Network game in October. Also, it’s a big part of Xbox Game Pass for both Xbox One and PC. So, those who have subscription to those services, can play the game at no extra charge.
Lastly, Take-Two said The Outer Worlds will come to Switch before March 31, 2020.