Nintendo Switch players will have a chance to play The Outer Worlds on their system after all, following an announcement from Obsidian. Obsidian Entertainment began to tease the title shortly before The Game Awards 2018. The company posted retro graphics on its website that reminded gamers a lot of a Fallout title, leading to speculation of a potential follow-up to the studio's Fallout: New Vegas.
However, Obsidian eventually revealed the new game as The Outer Worlds, a title that will take players to the future and the far reaches of space. In The Outer Worlds, huge corporations are terraforming planets for colonization. However, the corporations are up to no good, and it's up to the player to uncover a larger conspiracy. Considering the trailers make it seem more like Fallout than the previous title in that franchise, Fallout 76, The Outer Worlds has become one of the most anticipated games of the year. At E3 2019, Obsidian released more information about the game, including a release date of October 25 on the PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Many players assumed that The Outer Worlds wouldn't make it over to the Nintendo Switch, but that won't be the case. Eurogamer reports that Obsidian has announced its partnership with Virtuos for a The Outer Worlds port to the Switch. Virtuos is a developer that has successfully ported other games to the console, including Dark Souls and L.A. Noire. There is no set release date for The Outer Worlds on Switch yet, but players can expect it to arrive after it launches on other platforms.
The Outer Worlds could please gamers on every system, especially since it has some exciting features, including one similar to Fallout's VATS. There is also a survival mode, although The Outer Worlds lacks crafting. The Outer Worlds demo excited players who got a chance to try it, mostly because it allows them to kill anyone they want, offering a lot of functionality and flexibility to players looking for a roleplaying experience outside of the narrative trappings the game already has.
The Outer Worlds port is excellent news for Switch fans, who are seeing their patronage to the Nintendo device rewarded with a lot of exciting recent ports. More developers are willing to release their titles on the Switch platform, and it makes sense - portability makes many titles an easy sell as a re-buy. Switch is starting to get some of the biggest games to release on PC and other consoles, including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. A release of The Outer Worlds on Switch is sure to make players happy, and it's nice to see more developers giving the Switch more appreciation.