Despite Microsoft’s Acquisition, Obsidian Entertainment’s Next RPG is “Multi-platform”

Obsidian Entertainment, the creator of The Outer Worlds, is working on its “next great multi-platform RPG.” The latest game from Obsidian is releasing next month on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The studio is already preparing for another major RPG experience. For the game’s development, Obsidian is hiring staff but what’s interesting is that this game is multi-platform despite the studio being owned by Microsoft. Could we see a PlayStation 5, Xbox Scarlett, and PC release simultaneously?

Of course, multiplatform could just mean an Xbox Scarlett and PC release, PS5 would still be out of the picture. Another question is regarding the nature of this new game, is it a new IP? Or a sequel to Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds.

According to the job listing, the studio is interesting in people with experience in branching storylines, cutscenes, and dialogues. Obsidian Entertainment is also looking for people who specialize in high-quality melee combat gameplay designs.

The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division.

Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.

Obsidian Entertainment is made up of veterans who worked on Fallout New Vegas, Alpha Protocol, Pillers of Eternity, and more. Microsoft has been on a hunt for quality studios to boost its first-party lineup. The Redmond tech giant has acquired Ninja Theory (Hellblade, DmC), Playground Games (Forza Horizon), Undead Labs (State of Decay) and Compulsion Games (Contrast, We Happy Few), and is looking for other acquisition opportunities.