In an interview with USgamer, The Outer Worlds co-director Leonard Boyarsky discussed the upcoming Switch port of the game. Obsidian was initially unsure of the viability of the Switch version until Virtuos brought forward a proof of concept of the upcoming port. The proof of concept, Boyarsky went on to say, left him “very, very surprised.”
I don’t remember who first came up with that, it was external to the team. We weren’t sure it could be done. 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.
Virtuos has previously handled the Switch versions of many games, including Dark Souls Remastered, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, and Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Given the praise from Boyarsky, it looks like The Outer Worlds could very well be another masterful port coming to the Switch.
The Outer Worlds isn’t coming to the Switch until 2020, but it will hopefully be worth the wait. The open-world RPG will join the Switch’s lineup alongside other large scale games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, adding another few hundred hours of game time to everyone’s library.