The critically acclaimed The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Entertainment has been confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch for quite a while, and we now know that it will be coming to Switch in early 2020. While no exact date has been confirmed, it has been said by the game’s publisher Private Division that it will be out before the end of the fiscal year, which means at the latest it will be out before March 31st, 2020.
The Outer Worlds is a single-player first-person RPG that takes heavy influence from the modern Fallout games, which shouldn’t be surprising, seeing how Obsidian developed fan-favorite Fallout: New Vegas. The game deals with themes of late-stage capitalism and unchecked corporatism and is set in a space future where nearly all commerce is controlled by big business and just waiting to be liberated by a lone space adventurer with a handful of spunky companions. The Outer Worlds has already sold well and done very well critically and even has some critics claiming that Obsidian’s efforts have outdone bigger mainstream competitors such as Bethesda. The Epic Games Store page for the game describes the plot as such:
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.
The Outer Worlds is available now for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and will come to Nintendo Switch in the near future. You can watch a trailer for the game down below, and check out our review for the game here.
Greyson Ditzler is a freelance writer, aspiring author, and YouTuber. He loves games of all kinds and is always looking for something new and interesting to try. When he isn’t writing you can likely find him speedrunning Donut County or trying to convince his friends that Danganronpa is actually really cool. He can also beat the first world in Super Meat Boy without dying while wearing oven mitts.