Obsidian's The Outer Worlds Is Coming to Switch, Following Other Platforms

Obsidian's The Outer Worlds Is Coming to Switch, Following Other Platforms

All those worlds, somehow crammed into one Switch cartridge.

Space may be huge, but The Outer Worlds will fit right into your tiny Nintendo Switch. In an announcement today, Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming space colonization RPG will be coming to the Switch.

In a video on Nintendo's chanel, senior producer Matthew Singh says Obsidian has partnered with Virtuos to put The Outer Worlds on the Nintendo Switch. No release date has been set, though Singh does say "following the launch of the other platforms," implying it might take a little more time to make happen.

The Outer Worlds is set to launch on October 25, where it will join Xbox Game Pass, as Obsidian is now a part of Xbox World Studios following its acquisition by Microsoft in 2018. It seems likely The Outer Worlds will miss that mark on Switch, but hopefully not by too much.

What we've seen of Obsidian's choice-driven Outer Worlds is pretty intriguing. It aims to make conversation as powerful as combat, and the things you do can stack up and build over time to develop your character. In the Switch trailer above, Singh mentions how repeated head injuries can start to affect your character-I'm already guessing mine will have glass knees from jumping off too many high ledges.

How a world so massive will make it to the tiny, portable Switch remains to be seen. Previous Obsidian games like Pillars of Eternity are making their way to the Nintendo console, so it's totally feasible. Let's just hope it looks good on the handheld Switch Lite as much as the docked.

If you're interested in The Outer Worlds, be sure to read our interview with Obsidian's Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, where they talk about dreaming big, but on a budget.

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