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The Outer Worlds has exceeded Take-Two's expectations

The Outer Worlds has exceeded Take-Two's expectations

Obsidian's The Outer Worlds has exceeded publisher Take-Two’s expectations - parent company of Private Division.

In a call with investors - as transcribed by Seeking Alpha - Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick had this to say about The Outer Worlds -  “It’s outperforming our expectations handily, we’re very happy.”

The new sci-fi RPG - which released on October 25th - is part of why the company has raised its expectations for fiscal 2020.

"Private Division launched The Outer Worlds for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, The Outer Worlds marks the reunion of Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, the original creators of Fallout, who have introduced an entirely new single-player sci-fi RPG experience," Zelnick told investors.

"A critical and commercial success, The Outer Worlds is exceeding our expectations and reviews have been outstanding, with GameSpot giving the game 9 out of 10, Game Informer 9.25 out of 10, and EGM a perfect 5 out of 5. In early 2020, The Outer Worlds will be released for Nintendo Switch."

In the company's Q2 earnings release, Zelnick also 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.”

The recent financial report - for the quarter ending September 30th - showed that the company is up 74 per in revenue.

When The Outer Worlds was released, it became available on consoles and PC. However, it is exclusive to the Epic Games Store on the latter format.

In the new earning’s report, Rockstar’s parent company revealed that five million copies of Grand Theft Auto V have been sold since May 2019.


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