In a bit of surprising news, The Outer Worlds is set to be released on the Nintendo Switch. The Switch version is set for release sometime after it releases on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25th. Private Division is the publisher, and Obsidian Entertainment is the developer of the game.
Originally a sector of Take-Two, Private Division is a new publishing label made to help smaller and more independent studios. Private Division is set to release another new game sometime in 2019, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The Switch version is set to be ported by Virtuos. Virtuos themselves helped with porting over the Final Fantasy XII game as well as the Dark Souls Remastered games all for the Switch. These were massive successes, and the Outer Worlds is looking to be another.
Matthew Singh, the senior producer at Obsidian Entertainment, confirmed the Switch release. He did not confirm a date when the Switch version is set to be ported over. He did happen to mention, “Following the launch of the other platforms.”
This, unfortunately, doesn’t really get the community anywhere for the release of the Switch version. Singh continues to say about The Outer Worlds being available on the Switch, “It kind of blends two of my passions.”
The Outer Worlds is looking to be a very similar game to what Fallout 4 and Fallout 3 were. The studio did make Fallout: New Vegas so The Outer Worlds looking like Fallout makes sense. Though from the news that’s been coming around about the game, The Outer Worlds is looking to offer great open-ended choices for your character to make. The setting is an open-world space adventure for you to explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Below you can find the release trailer from Nintendo for the Switch version of The Outer Worlds.
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