Not to be confused with Outer Wilds.
The Outer Worlds

Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment announced today that they are working on a Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds. This is the totally not Fallout: New Vegas but in Space game that they have been working on for quite some time now.

This Nintendo Switch release is in addition to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on PC via the Windows Store and Epic Games Store versions that were previously confirmed. Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch release will come after it's out on the previously mentioned platforms.

The Outer Worlds is out on October 25, 2019 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on the two specified platforms above. A release date for the Nintendo Switch version is not yet known. A set release date on other PC storefronts is also not yet known, but presume it to be at or after October 25, 2020.

The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from the makers of the highly regarded Fallout: New Vegas.

About The Outer Worlds
Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.

Key Features
  • The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.
  • You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren’t particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.
  • Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It’s up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends.
  • Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything… except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.