Obsidian's The Outer Worlds will also see a Nintendo Switch release

The upcoming Obsidian Entertainment-developed science fiction RPG The Outer Worlds is now headed for another platform in addition to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Today, Obsidian and the game's publisher Private Division announced a Nintendo Switch version.

This port is being developed by the Singaporean studio Virtuos, which has previously worked on the Switch ports of titles such as Dark Souls Remastered and Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

However, there is a snag, as the Switch version won't be releasing alongside the other platforms, which are slated to receive The Outer Worlds on October 25. Instead, Obsidian says the hybrid console will get the game "following the launch of the other platforms," without giving out a firm date.

Here's how the game's setting is described by the developer:

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.

This announcement arrives only a few days after Obsidian revealed the release date of the upcoming Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Switch port to be August 8. At least Switch owners will have another Obsidian RPG to hold them over until Virtuos finishes work on The Outer Worlds port.

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