Yes, The Outer Worlds Is Also Coming To Nintendo Switch

A Switch release date hasn't been set, but it is coming.


The Outer Worlds is out now, and if you've read our review, you know we're quite fond of it--reviewer Edmond Tran describes it as "the best possible version of a Fallout game--a potent distillation of what made that series so beloved in the first place." That's high praise, so it's fortunate that you have a lot of options for playing it: It's available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with the latter two versions also available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers right away. If you'd prefer to play The Outer Worlds on Nintendo Switch, Obsidian confirmed a port is on the way. Unfortunately, we don't yet have a release date, but you can read what we know about this version below.

Obsidian's RPG The Outer Worlds is coming relatively soon, but if you can wait a little while longer you'll be able to play it on the go. The studio announced that it will be bringing the game to Nintendo Switch sometime following its launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

A brief video with senior producer Matthew Singh details the basics of the game and its port to Switch. This version is being developed in partnership with Virtuos, a studio that has pitched in on Switch versions of games like Dark Souls Remastered and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. The video didn't detail a firm release date, only that it will come sometime after the other versions that are slated for October 25.

"It kind of blends two of my passions," Singh said. "I've been a lifetime Nintendo fan ever since I was three, I've had the NES all the way through every single console and every single handheld. I'm super excited to be able to take the type of experience we have and to be able to finally play it on a handheld platform. Today we can play a full experience, on-the-go, anywhere you want. Hopefully we can find an audience for people who may have never had this type of experience before."

The Outer Worlds looks similar to the modern Fallout games--sensible for the studio that made New Vegas--but the setting is instead a space-hopping adventure. Like those games, though, it's defined by open-ended choices, and you can even become the villain. Microsoft recently purchased Obsidian, but The Outer Worlds is being published through Take-Two's Private Division label.

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