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The Outer Worlds Gets June Nintendo Switch Release Date

The Outer Worlds will finally release for Nintendo Switch on June 5 after suffering a delay.


Back in February, the Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds was delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as port developer Virtuous has offices in Singapore and China. The pandemic continues, but the Switch port has a new release date this June.

The Outer Worlds will release for Nintendo Switch on June 5, and it will be available as both a digital download and a physical cartridge. The physical version, which was not originally planned, will require an additional patch on launch day that will take up to 6 GB of space, and it adds higher-resolution textures and other gameplay improvements.

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"We appreciate your dedication to the Board," Obsidian said in an in-character update post on its website. "And remember: it's not the best choice, it's Spacer's Choice!"

The Outer Worlds first came to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in October 2019. The game was in development prior to the studio's acquisition by Microsoft, and it isn't clear if a potential follow-up would also release for these systems or would only be on Xbox and PC platforms.

Despite the Switch delay, The Outer Worlds had already managed to sell 2 million units by February. The shorter role-playing shooter drew clear influence from the Fallout series -- for which Obsidian created Fallout: New Vegas -- and it received a warm reception. In GameSpot's The Outer Worlds review, Edmond Tran was particularly fond of the game's storytelling, world, and art design.

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