A spokesperson from Private Division, the American publisher owned by Take-Two, has explained the company won't be involved with "future iterations" of The Outer Worlds franchise, noting that Obsidian and owner Microsoft will be steering the ship moving forward. Recent remarks from Take-Two president Karl Slatoff had indicated that relationship would continue, but an update from Private Division has confirmed that Microsoft now intends to take charge of the franchise. "Private Division is still supporting and marketing The Outer Worlds, including the upcoming release of Murder on Eridanos DLC on Nintendo Switch," said the company. "Moving forward, Obsidian and Microsoft will be publishing future iterations in the franchise, and we're absolutely thrilled to see where they take it."
An update from Private Division has confirmed that Microsoft now intends to take charge of the franchise
UPDATE : "I can't say that it was a complete surprise out of the gate, but it was certainly was something pleasant for us and a little bit unexpected."