Obsidian Entertainment have officially announced that their upcoming RPG The Outer Worlds will also release on Nintendo Switch. The game will come to the portable console after the release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in October 2019.
Nintendo Switch players got several AAA ports in the last couple of months. CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Capcom's Resident Evil 5 and 6 along with the original Pillars of Eternity are some of the titles that arrived or are scheduled to arrive to the hybrid console.
Today, Switch users will be happy to hear that Obsidian Entertainment's RPG The Outer Worlds is the latest game to be officially announced for Nintendo Switch.
In the latest trailer, which you can watch above, Matthew Singh, a Senior Producer at Obsidian Entertainment, confirmed the Switch release, which is scheduled to arrive after the launch on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. "Following the launch of the other platforms, The Outer Worlds will be coming to the Nintendo Switch," Singh announced.
Unfortunately, there is no specific release date at the moment but Nintendo eShop UK stated that the game will hit Switch sometime this year before replacing the release date with TBD (to be determined). Our bet is on early 2020, which sounds a lot more reasonable but of course, it's possible that late 2019 is Obsidian's target release window. Nothing is confirmed at the moment.
Matthew Singh also confirmed in the video that The Outer Worlds publisher Private Division have partnered with Chinese game development company named Virtuous to develop the Switch version.
Previously, Virtuous handled the Nintendo Switch versions of Dark Souls Remastered, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and Starlink: Battle for Atlas. They did a pretty good job with all these titles so it's safe to say that The Outer Worlds is in good hands.
The Outer Worlds is scheduled to release on 25 October 2019. For more news about the game, take a look at how Obsidian are handling NPC design.