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The Outer Worlds Announced for the Nintendo Switch

Another AAA game makes its way to Nintendo's console.

by Alex Levine


With a little more than a couple of months left before it releases, Obsidian has announced that there upcoming open world RPG title, The Outer Worlds, will be launching for the Nintendo Switch. However, it won’t be releasing on the same day as the already announced systems, October 25. Instead it will come out sometime later, presumably during the Holidays.

Senior Producer, Matthew Singh elaborated that the game is being officially ported over to the Switch via a third party company called Vitruous. The company has been responsible for numerous ports of games and compilations such as Batman: Return to Arkham, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Dark Souls Remastered for the Switch, and L.A. Noire.

While this is exciting news, the Nintendo Switch isn’t exactly known for its graphical prowess. With such a huge open world atmosphere, The Outer Worlds might suffer in terms of texture reduction and lower resolution for those looking for their 4K fix. The same reservations are currently surrounding another AAA title being ported to the Switch, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Regardless, Nintendo seems to be dead set on bringing more big titles to the Switch. The Outer Worlds is just the next game to be brought over, so where the company looks next is anyone’s guess. The Outer Worlds will launch first on October 25 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with a later date for the Nintendo Switch.

You can watch the announcement trailer here:

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