Publisher Private Division, a subsidiary of 2K parent company Take-Two Interactive, has officially confirmed that its quasi-spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas, The Outer Worlds, is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020. The news comes by way of the company’s recent quarterly earnings call. While a Switch port had been promised by developer Obsidian Entertainment earlier in the year, no concrete release window had yet been given.
Now, fans of Nintendo’s handheld/hybrid can look forward to arguably one of the best-written RPGs of the generation arriving on their platform of choice next year. Unfortunately, no specific release date has yet been set in stone, but it’s nice to hear confirmation that it’ll be out next year.
The Outer Worlds launched last month to a ton of praise from both critics and gamers alike. But what makes it such a damn fine RPG? Well, not only is it super polished, deep and incredibly fun, but its choice-and-consequence role-playing is uniformly meaningful and well-developed. You can go ahead and check out the game’s launch trailer down below:
The cool thing is, dropping skill points into your dialogue abilities legitimately makes a huge impact on how outcomes shake out with the many oddball denizens you meet along your interstellar travels. Long story short: The Outer Worlds is easily one of my favourite games of the year, and a contender for my personal GotY considerations. No small task!
Obsidian’s latest sci-fi opus, The Outer Worlds, is available right now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.