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  Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment Announce The Outer Worlds
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12/07/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

New York, NY – December 7, 2018Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment today announced The Outer Worlds. Co-game directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, original creators of Fallout, have reunited for this new single-player RPG from the renowned team at Obsidian, developers of Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the Pillars of Eternity franchise. The Outer Worlds will be available in calendar 2019, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2020 (ending March 31, 2020) on PC, PlayStation®4 system, and across the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X.

In The Outer Worlds, you awake from hibernation on a colonist ship lost in transit to its destination on the edge of the galaxy, only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the 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.

“It's great to be working with Tim again. It's rare to find a co-creator who compliments your skill set so well – Tim's great at the things I'm not and vice versa,” said Leonard Boyarsky, co-game director at Obsidian. “But what we both seem to have a knack for is making in-depth single-player RPGs where the player can define their character and play the game any way they choose.”

“There's something very special about the combination of my lighter humor and Leonard's darker take on things. It affects everything in the game - the setting, the characters, the dialogs,” added Tim Cain, co-game director at Obsidian. “Plus, we have a great team here at Obsidian, and we're making sure The Outer Worlds delivers what players want from a new RPG universe.”

“Obsidian’s pedigree in creating excellent single-player RPGs that empower meaningful player agency in combination with the characteristic dark humor of Tim and Leonard is second to none,” said Michael Worosz, SVP and head of Private Division. “With The Outer Worlds, the team is crafting an incredible new sci-fi RPG that celebrates the world-building and player-driven storytelling the studio is known for in fresh and exciting ways.”

Check out The Outer Worlds official announcement trailer on YouTube now.

The Outer Worlds will be available in calendar 2019, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2020 (ending March 31, 2020) for PS4™ system, Xbox One, and PC. The Outer Worlds is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on The Outer Worlds, subscribe on YouTube, follow on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and visit www.TheOuterWorlds.com.  

Private Division is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).

About Obsidian

Obsidian Entertainment specializes in creating the world's most engrossing interactive RPGs including Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Alpha Protocol, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, and the Pillars of Eternity franchise. Founded by veterans of Black Isle Studios, with roots in Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, Fallout, and Fallout 2. Obsidian continues its commitment to deliver fans and newcomers alike the most compelling RPGs they can imagine. Currently, Obsidian is hard at work on a host of new projects, including the upcoming expansion to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, The Outer Worlds, and unannounced titles.

About Private Division

Private Division is a developer-focused publisher that empowers independent studios to develop the games that they are passionate about creating, while providing the support that they need to make their titles critically and commercially successful on a global scale. The label publishes Kerbal Space Program and will publish upcoming titles with renowned creative talent at studios including Obsidian Entertainment, Panache Digital Games, V1 Interactive, and more. Private Division is headquartered in New York City with offices in Seattle, Las Vegas, and Munich. For more information, please visit www.privatedivision.com.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products principally through its wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, as well as its Private Division label and Social Point, a leading developer of mobile games. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.

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