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The Outer Worlds coming out on Nintendo Switch in 2020

Published: 07:29, 29 October 2019
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The Outer Worlds

Hot on the heels of The Outer Worlds' PC and console launch, which is getting pretty good reviews across platforms, Obisidian and Private Division revealed they'll be bringing it to Nintendo Switch in 2020, but there's no exact date yet.

Now, you could already throw out a few assumptions based on how long it usually takes to pull off a Switch port, and at the moment most seem to be pointing at March 2020. 

Seeing as how the switch to Switch will be handled by Virtuos, and that their porting of Dark Souls Remastered took five months, it's a reasonable assumption. Naturally, we'll know more as we draw closer to the actual launch. 

As for the game itself, The Outer Worlds has started off pretty well, and these words gain even more weight when you realise Obsidian launched it side by side with Activision and Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Moving out of the way of one of the biggest annual releases is usually the way of the gaming world but the dev showed great faith in the title. 

When it comes to physical sales, meaning retail, The Outer Worlds' UK launch saw the RPG take fourth place, behind Modern Warfare, FIFA 20 and WWE 2K20, so two new releases and EA's top 10 regular. Obviously, it's been quite an eventful week, but Obsidian can tango with the best of 'em even when launching a new franchise. Yeah, franchise, because there's no way this game ain't evolving further.

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Obsidian Entertainment's The Outer Worlds is out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, although numbers expectedly favour Microsoft's console, what with it being on Game Pass on the first day and everything. 

The Outer Worlds, action RPG by Obsidian Entertainment

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