As noted in Take-Two’s earnings call on Monday, Murder on Eridanos will launch before the end of the fiscal year (March 31). Until now, information on the upcoming DLC has been almost non-existent, despite its minimal reveal last July. Private Division, a subsidiary of Take-Two, remain at the publishing helm for what is presumably Obsidian’s last non-Microsoft related project.
The call mentioned no further details regarding The Outer Worlds’ second expansion. However, with seemingly seven weeks left to get it out the door, a full reveal is likely imminent. The title of the DLC also suggests a mystery theme, similar to the contents of the first instalment of the expansion pass – Peril on Gorgon – which was described as being very similar to the core game, in terms of gameplay and tone.
New quests, and a brand-new location in the Gorgon asteroid, weren’t the only additions that came with the first add-on. Peril on Gorgon raised the level cap from 30 to 33, as well as introducing new items, perks and weapons. A similar wealth of content is likely for the second expansion, due to their identical pricing of $15/£12 each.
Murder on Eridanos will be releasing soon on PS4, Xbox One and PC via Epic and Steam. There will also be a Switch version of the DLC later this year. The Outer Worlds is available on Game Pass, and although the expansions aren’t included, subscribers receive a small discount.
Obsidian did reveal back in July that they were working on a Series X optimisation for the title; although, strangely, it does not seem to appear on Xbox’s official list of present and future optimised games.