The Outer Worlds is a new upcoming single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment. A studio that is mostly known for its work on the critically claimed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Bethesda’s Fallout New Vegas, a game many argue to be the best in the series.
The game takes place in the furthest reaches of the galaxy, where the protagonist is suddenly woken up from their cryosleep 70 years before schedule on a lost colonist ship originally headed for Halcyon, a planet run by companies. With the rest of their crew still in hibernation, the playable protagonist is unintentionally thrust in the middle of a deep corporate conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. The story features branching paths which are determined by the choices players make and Ultimately control who they become.
With such an interesting premise and a talented studio behind it, there’s no doubt why the Outer Worlds is one of this year’s most anticipated games. Gamers can expect to play it on October 25th 2019 on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC
Oh, and add the Nintendo Switch to that list.
To many people’s surprise, the adventurous game has just been announced for the underpowered underdog of the console generation, The Nintendo Switch. No technical information has been revealed for how the beefy RPG will run on the hybrid console so the question of how the game will perform is on the minds of many gamers. Although it is nice to see the hybrid console gain more third party support from big studios and add another massive RPG to the console’s library to sit next to titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
For the Switch version of the game Obsidian Entertainment are working with Virtuos, a studio who has helped bring other unlikely ports like Dark Souls Remastered and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age to the Nintendo Switch.
No release date has been revealed for the Switch version of the RPG but the game is rumoured to release sometime this year, hopefully near the release of the game on other platforms. Similar ports like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus were released on the Switch 8 months after their counterparts so we might have to wait a bit for this one.
You can watch the Nintendo Switch announcement trailer here