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Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a curious hybrid of home and handheld console, It has been a revelation in recent years, with many devs jumping on board the Switch train to port their AAA titles over to the otherwise limited hardware it offers.

Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds is the latest big-name title to be ported over to the console, much to our surprise.

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Obsidian has teamed up with Virtuos, the devs responsible for porting other big-name games such as L.A. Noire and Dark Souls Remastered over to the Switch.

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The RPG-shooter has been a long-awaited title from the creators of the critically-acclaimed Fallout: New Vegas, as well as the Pillars of Eternity RPG franchise. The freedom one gets in The Outer Worlds with how they want to customise their character, make story decisions and approach (or avoid) combat encounters is reminiscent of their Obsidian’s RPG DNA, taken to a new level with financial backing from new owners Microsoft.

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The Outer Worlds joins a mouth-watering host of AAA games that have been ported over to the Nintendo Switch, such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Diablo 3, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is indicative of the allure of the Switch.

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An interesting thing to note is that the Switch port for The Outer Worlds will only come “following the launch of the other platforms,” as told by Senior Producer Matthew Singh in the trailer above.

As such, Switch players will have to wait a little while longer as their PC, PS4 and Xbox One counterparts get to enjoy the game when it releases on October 25.


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