Published on June 5th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

The Outer Worlds is Now Available on Nintendo Switch

Today, Private Division, Obsidian Entertainment, and Virtuos announced the award-winning single-player RPG, The Outer Worlds, is now available for the Nintendo Switch™ system. The Outer Worlds was created by co-game directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, the original creators of Fallout, and the renowned team at Obsidian Entertainment, developers of Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the Pillars of Eternity franchise.

The Outer Worlds, previously released on the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, across the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, and Windows PC, earned top accolades and praise from critics upon its initial release last October:

5 Out Of 5 Stars – EGM

Best RPG Of 2019  –  IGN

2019 RPG Of The Year –  Shacknews

2019 Game Of The Year –  Destructoid

Best Role-Playing Game Of 2019 –  Game Informer

Big Apple Award for Best Game Of 2019 – New York Video Game Critics Circle

Set in a colony at the edge of the galaxy ruled by ruthless corporations, you awake from a deep cryogenic sleep by a rogue scientist, to discover that you might be the only one who can save — or condemn — the colony. The decisions you make as you encounter a host of memorable characters will determine the fate of Halcyon Colony. Will you be a star-gazing hero? A cruel villain? A bumbling interstellar disaster wearing a Moon Man helmet? The choice is in your hands.


The Outer Worlds is one of the best role-playing experiences of this past year and we cannot be more proud of the commercial and critical success the game has earned,” said Michael Worosz, Executive Vice President and Head of Private Division. “We’re pleased to bring Obsidian’s dark, witty sci-fi universe to fans and new players on the Nintendo Switch and look forward to giving everyone the opportunity to take this rich RPG with them wherever they go.”

The Outer Worlds is available now on the Nintendo Switch for $89.95 both physically and digitally. The Outer Worlds is also available on the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, across the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, and Windows PC through the Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store*. The Outer Worlds is rated MA15+ with the consumer advice Strong themes and violence by the Australian Classification Board. More information can be found by subscribing on YouTube, following on Twitter, by becoming a fan on Facebook, and visiting

*The Outer Worlds is available digitally on Windows PC through the Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store.

Private Division is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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