Another big game is being ported to the Nintendo Switch.
One of the most remarkable things about the Nintendo Switch is just what developers can get to run on that weedy little Tegra chip. Breath of the Wild is in and of itself an amazing achievement, but that’s from Nintendo’s in-house teams. You’d expect that to work. But when games like Skyrim, Doom 2016 and Wolfenstein: Youngblood rock upon the Switch? It’s a reminder of just how impressive a job porting teams and studios can do.
And speaking of Bethesda games… do you like Fallout: New Vegas? Are you disappointed that Obsidian hasn’t been allowed to make more Fallout games? Then you’re in luck, friend. The Outer Worlds, coming in October 2019, is basically Obsidian’s take on space-Fallout, complete with branching narratives, limb-targeting combat, and M-rated content.
Look, this isn’t the best segue we’ve ever come up with – writing news stories every day is draining – but The Outer Worlds is coming to Nintendo Switch.
Switch-porting duties on The Outer Worlds will be handled by Virtuos, who also worked with Rockstar on its LA Noire port, and Square Enix on some of the Final Fantasy remasters. That gives us confidence that the game should survive the trip to the Nintendo Switch relatively unscathed.
We don’t know when The Outer Worlds will release on Switch at this moment in time, but expect it to be after the game’s release on October 25, 2019.
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