Obsidian Entertainment has just dropped some more news about their newest game, The Outer Worlds. The open-world survival RPG with a healthy dose of sci-fi cynicism is now coming to the Nintendo Switch as well when it finally comes out.
The gameplay here is, to describe it in one word, strange. Indie developer Virtuos has worked with Obsidian and created a rather weird setup with a fascinating twist. The player is a hapless new hire on third-rate space exploration company which strands them on an alien world with meager supplies, presumably for a laugh. Problem is, the hibernation system waited more than 70 years before waking you up, leaving you hopeless and lost beyond comprehension. The players must then explore across the hostile landscape, looking for resources and a possible escape, if there is such a thing.
The narrative weaves plenty of action into a heavily satirical story all about corporate ineptitude and greed. Expect tons of snarky commentary about social and economic aspects of the modern plight of the human condition to be sprinkled in as well. And given that this comes from the same teams behind Pillars of Eternity and Fallout: New Vegas, there’s bound to be a ton of RPG mechanics tossed in as well.
The Outer Worlds is coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 25th, check out the announcement trailer for this latest console port down below. The Outer Worlds is also due to release for the PS4, PC and Xbox One.