The Outer Worlds is officially coming to Switch

Private Division is bringing its sprawling intergalactic adventure to the Switch so you can take your journey on the go.


Ready to explore the outer reaches of space on your Switch? Great, because Obsidian Entertainment is bringing its latest open-world sci-fi adventure game The Outer Worlds to the Switch.

Nintendo debuted a new trailer today with the news, which up until now was quite a surprise. Senior producer Matthew Singh introduced the exciting announcement. The Outer Worlds will be making its way to Switch "following the launch of the other platforms."

It's great news for anyone hoping to add sprawling, lengthy titles to their Switch library, given that the handheld is perfect for long trips or any settings where you want to game for a while and really sink your teeth into something meaty. And this port should be a great one – it's being handled by the same folks who brought us Dark Souls Remastered: Virtuous.

Our own Ozzie Mejia previewed The Outer Worlds and came away quite pleased:

"Obsidian is crafting an adventure filled with narrative possibilities and replayability. The Outer Worlds looks to be a game filled with different gameplay paths and raucous humor. Yes, I heard the words "diet toothpaste" at some point during this developer demo. There's going to be much more to say about this game in the months ahead. The Outer Worlds is set to release in 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One."

The Outer Worlds is set to debut on October 25 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Right now, there's no concrete release date for when Switch owners can expect it, but that should change as we get closer to launch for the rest of the systems. For now, just be patient – it's on its way, and that's all that really matters.

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