While large ports are becoming more commonplace for Nintendo’s hybrid console, it was pretty surprising to see an announcement video stating that Obsidian’s latest RPG, The Outer Worlds will be coming to the Switch!
In a partnership with Virtuos, Obsidian’s Senior Producer Matthew Singh announced that they would be working together to bring their new Sci-Fi RPG to the Nintendo Switch. In the 4-ish minute video below he goes into detail about the exciting new world, Obsidian has created. It sounds like Obsidian has created a game that will react to characters in a way no game has really done before, detailing how being shot in the head too much would give you a concussion, but granting a stat boost in another way. This would then play into how NPC’s and compatriots would react to and treat you from there on out. It’s an interesting premise and one that might not work as well as we would like if Obsidian wasn’t the developer pushing this type of experience.
The Virtuos partnering also sounds promising. This is the same company that has ported titles like Final Fantasy XII, L.A. Noire, and Dark Souls: Remastered to the portable console. Needless to say, I think this title is in safe hands all around. Regardless of which way you choose to play, it’s exciting to know that we’ll be able to take this new RPG experience with us on the go.
The only unknown as of right now is if the Switch port will drop alongside the other console releases or if Obsidian will release it on the Switch at a later date. In the video Singh states “following the launch on the other platforms, the Outer Worlds will be coming to Nintendo Switch.” That phrasing leads you to think we might be waiting a while to see this new Sci-Fi RPG drop on Nintendo’s newest console, but it’s an exciting surprise nonetheless! You can check out the full announcement trailer below.
The Outer Worlds will launch on PlayStation 4, XboxOne, and Windows on October 25, 2019. Be sure to check back with us here at n3rdabl3 to see when we can expect this new Obsidian title to grace our Switch consoles.