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The Outer Worlds, Obsidian’s open-world RPG, coming to Switch

Nintendo Switch release is planned for ‘after the other platforms’

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The Switch’s hardware can be limiting, but every day we see more developers managing to port their games to Nintendo’s hybrid console. The latest is The Outer Worlds, from Obsidian Entertainment. Created by the writers of the original Fallout games, The Outer Worlds features the sort of open-ended RPG decision making we’ve come to expect from Obsidian.

In a trailer released today, Matthew Singh, a senior producer at Obsidian Entertainment, confirmed the Switch release of The Outer Worlds: “Following the launch of the other platforms, The Outer Worlds will be coming to the Nintendo Switch.”

The Outer Worlds is scheduled to be released on Oct. 25, for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. Unfortunately “following the launch of the other platforms” isn’t very specific, which leaves the Switch version’s release date pretty vague. But the fact that it’s happening at all is a welcome surprise. The port will be handled by Virtuos, a developer that previously handled Switch ports for L.A. Noire and Dark Souls Remastered.

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