The Outer Worlds Devs “Very, Very Surprised” By Nintendo Switch
The Outer Worlds recently released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with rave reviews praising the game’s excellent blend of mechanics from titles such as Fallout: New Vegas, Mass Effect, and others. Now that the first round of reviews is out and players have had the title in their hands for a few days, those waiting patiently for the game’s Nintendo Switch release are more excited than ever to test out the latest and greatest from Obsidian Entertainment. That said, it appears that a version for the Switch wasn’t always in the cards.
In a recent interview with USgamer, Obsidian Entertainment co-game director Leonard Boyarsky revealed that a Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds wasn’t initially part of the developer’s plans. “I don’t remember who first came up with that. It was external to the team. We weren’t sure it could be done,” Boyarsky admitted. “But then they started coming out with all these games on Nintendo Switch, and we thought, ‘Wow, that’s great.’ And then we saw the proof of concept from the external team who was doing it and we were very, very surprised.”
For those unaware, the team handling the upcoming Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds is Virtuos. The studio’s previous credits for the Nintendo Switch include Dark Souls: Remastered, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and L.A. Noire, so it seems like the title is in good hands. Here’s hoping the game’s release on the Switch – slated for sometime next year – is worth the extra wait.
The Outer Worlds is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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