The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch version confirmed but you'll have to wait a while longer

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The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch version is on its way, though you'll have to wait a little longer to play it. Nintendo and developer Obsidian Entertainment revealed that the sci-fi RPG shooter is headed to Switch "following the launch of the other platforms" in a new video featuring an interview with The Outer Worlds senior producer, Matthew Singh.

If you haven't been following it, The Outer Worlds is the first new first-person RPG from the studio that made Fallout: New Vegas since, well, Fallout: New Vegas. It drops you into a space frontier colonized by mega corporations, letting you fight, explore, and converse across several regions as you make choices that will shape the future of the worlds around you. Honestly, if you played New Vegas - which still tops our list of the best Fallout games - that's probably all you need to know to get excited.

Singh reveals in the video that Obsidian Entertainment and Outer Worlds publisher Private Division have partnered with Chinese game development company Virtuos to handle the Switch version. Virtuos also handled the Switch versions of Dark Souls Remastered and Starlink: Battle for Atlas, both of which ran well, so The Outer Worlds should be in good hands as it makes the journey to Switch.

Speaking of Virtuos' other work, it can give us some indication of how long we may have to wait to play The Outer Worlds on Switch. Looking back at Dark Souls Remastered, its Switch version came out five months after its PC, PS4, and Xbox One counterparts (from May to October 2018). Each game is a different beast to develop, of course, but we probably shouldn't expect the Switch version to show up just a week or two after The Outer Worlds hits PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 25, 2019. Early 2020 sounds like a safer guess.

Find more to play in our list of the best Switch games.