The Outer Worlds is now available on PC and Xbox One, and the RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment is soon going to release on Nintendo Switch. It seems like, however, the developer wasn’t too keen on releasing the game on the Nintendo console, and only developer Virtuos was able to convince them that a port was feasible.
Speaking with US Gamer, The Outer Worlds co-director Leonard Boyarsky confirmed that Obisidian went ahead after seeing a proof of concept made by Virtuos. If The Outer Worlds is coming to Switch, it’s only because Virtuos wanted to port it.
We weren’t sure it could be done. But then they [Virtuos] 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.
Virtuos is behind some of the best Nintendo Switch ports currently available, so it’s not surprising that Obisidian was impressed by the team’s work so much that they went ahead with the port. While it won’t look as nicely as it does on Xbox One and PC, The Outer Worlds on Nintendo Switch is surely going to play as it should.
The Outer Worlds launches on a yet to be confirmed date on Nintendo Switch.