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Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment today unveiled The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon, a narrative expansion for the RPG.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition has been out on Switch for close to a year, but the game is still receiving updates. Versus Evil says another upcoming patch “will resolve the outstanding reports of bugs players have encountered and should bring the Switch port to parity with the original PC version.” The team has addressed stability issues, ranged attacks and spells, a few performance issues, and corrupted VFX of Chanter class spells.

Below are the full patch notes:

While it’s great to have a portable version of The Outer Worlds, there’s no denying that the game could use a few improvements on Switch. The game significantly unfortunately struggles to reach its performance and resolution targets.

Thankfully, it’s been announced that a patch is on the way. Virtuos, the studio behind the port, is also said to be “investigating to further improve the game’s performance.”

Stay tuned for further information about the upcoming update, including its availability.

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System: Switch
Release date: June 5, 2020
Developer: Obsidian / Virtuos
Publisher: Private Division


Almost eight months after its release on other platforms, The Outer Worlds finally makes its way to Switch, giving players the first real Fallout-esque experience on the hybrid console. The game provides a fantastic RPG experience that never feels too bloated and hits all the right notes with excellent pacing, but as for the new port, taking this ambitious game and bringing it to Nintendo’s console seemed like it may have been a bit much. We’ve seen some technical marvels appear on the platform, but there have been just as many letdowns from games that were just too poorly optimized to make for an ideal experience, even with the luxury of portable play. The Outer Worlds provides an galactic sci-fi epic that’s rich in content and immersion, and while it’s easily a game that should be a must-play for anyone with the slightest interest in RPGs, the Switch conversion is an odd bag that sits on the fine line between acceptable and sacrificial. Quite simply, The Outer Worlds on Switch is playable, but not optimal.

Private Division and Obsidian have shared a launch trailer for the Switch version of The Outer Worlds, which is out now. We have the video below.

The Outer Worlds is available both physically and digitally on Switch.

Digital Foundry has taken a closer look at the new Switch version for The Outer Worlds. Unfortunately, the results are ultimately a bit disappointing due to the game’s performance and sacrifices required to get the experience running on Nintendo’s console.

Here’s a look at the main points:

A few videos have surfaced showing how the Switch version of The Outer Worlds compares to other platforms – namely Xbox One and PC. We’ve included them below.

The Outer Worlds, Private Division and Obsidian’s sci-fi RPG, will finally be appearing on Switch as of this week. We have a good look at the game with some of the first footage on Nintendo’s console below.

The Outer Worlds launches physically and digitally for Switch on June 5. Note that the physical version will have a day-one patch, though the digital version is patched automatically. We recorded our footage based on the digital version, which already has that update installed.

The Outer Worlds will make use of optional gyro controls, Obsidian has confirmed to Nintendo Everything.

Production director Eric DeMilt told us that much time was spent on “tuning controls to help with playability on the Switch.” The team “tuned sensitivity, exposed some inputs to users in the settings menu, tweaked and iterated aim assist values and added support for gyro aiming, and sticky targeting.”

Private Division and Obsidian have passed along a few new screenshots for The Outer Worlds on Switch. The full set of images can be found in the gallery below.

The Outer Worlds launches for Switch on June 5.