Obsidian’s RPG The Outer Worlds is coming to Nintendo Switch on 6th March, it was announced today. Set amidst a bunch of corporate owned colonies, it’s a darkly humorous adventure coming from the creators of the Fallout series.
The game will be priced at $59.99 / €59.99 / £49.99 / AU$ 89.99, but one thing to bear in mind is that retail copies of the game are just boxes containing a digital download code. There’s no word yet on just how big the game is, but it’s a shame that, when games like The Witcher 3 come on cartridge, the same isn’t happening here.
The Switch version was announced back in the middle of last year, with Obsidian handing their game over the Singapore-based Virtuos Games to handle the port. Their previous body of work includes ports and remasters of LA Noire, Starlink, Final Fantasy XII, XCOM and Dark Souls.
In other The Outer Worlds news, Obsidian are also working on story DLC for the game. The announcement came shortly after release as the company celebrated a raft of nominations at The Game Awards.
In our review of The Outer Worlds Gareth wrote, “The Outer Worlds is the game that fans have wanted Obsidian Entertainment to make for the better part of a decade. The story is the main attraction here, with Obsidian’s witty writing coming to the fore in an interesting and funny interstellar setting. If that’s what you look for in your RPGs, The Outer Worlds will not disappoint.”
If you don’t want to wait for the game to come out for Nintendo Switch, then there’s plenty of other options for you to play it, with PS4, Xbox One and PC versions. Heck, you can even get it as part of Xbox Game Pass, thanks in part to Obsidian having been acquired by Microsoft prior to the game’s launch.
Source: press release