It looks like Nintendo's hybrid console isn't anywhere close to being done with its surprises because Obsidian has announced that their upcoming open-world RPG The Outer Worlds is officially coming to Nintendo Switch. The senior producer for the upcoming sci-fi game discussed the move in a recent video posted over by Nintendo of America and we ... are ... hyped!
#TheOuterWorlds, the upcoming single-player sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division, is coming to #NintendoSwitch! Learn more about @OuterWorlds from the Senior Producer in this video. pic.twitter.com/b1wcmD07AA— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 30, 2019
Obsidian Entertainment gave us the wonderful Fallout New Vegas, and though we won't be getting a sequel anytime soon, Private Division's The Outer Worlds is an incredible new experience that offers what wastelanders love from the wasteland and takes that experience to space. During a private demonstration with us earlier this year, the team over at Private Division walked us through a mission that involved taking out a creepy cannibalistic factory owner in charge of slaughtering disgustingly mutated "boarst wursts," - AKA: weird ass pigs.
During our time, we saw a wide variety of weaponry that really tailors to different playstyles. More than that, we saw exactly how drastic the different choice options were and just how paragon and renegade a player can go. As a huge V.A.T.S fan from Fallout, seeing their take on it with the Tactical Time Dilation feature was a treat - a way to slow down combat for a more tactical advantage, all the while framing the experience in a pretty purple light.
It pretty much works exactly the same way with the exception of a Pip-Boy, and it's a little less clunky than previous iterations. Pairing this feature with a sniper rifle was the absolute best, making it super satisfying to deliver that perfect headshot every time. That, and it just makes surveying an enemy camp even easier by allowing strategy to play a much bigger role in combat, something Obsidian is definitely known for.
From what we saw with our private demo and talking to the team, this is 100% going to satisfy that craving that people have had for a sequel to Fallout New Vegas. If that's a title you enjoyed and you're looking for something similar that can carry its own name, Outer Worlds is definitely that title.
The Outer Worlds officially makes its debut on October 25 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.