Obsidian Entertainment has posted a brief note on The Outer Worlds official site to let concerned fans know that the team is on track to release the digital and retail versions of the game on Nintendo Switch on June 5, 2020 after an earlier delay due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Players who purchase a physical retail version will need to be prepared for a Day One patch that will weigh in at a hefty 6 GB so the company is warning players to plan accordingly.
“We wanted to share an exciting update that we plan on launching The Outer Worlds for the Nintendo Switch on June 5th, 2020. As we prepare for another arrival of new colonists, we have some very important information for those making this journey, specifically for you colonists who prefer your goods in physical form: The retail version The Outer Worlds comes on a physical cartridge, and it will be accompanied by a day one patch that could be up to 6 GB. This patch will optimize gameplay, provide additional hi-res textures, and include other fixes to provide the employees of Halcyon with the best gameplay experience. Please ensure you have planned accordingly and have available space necessary for the patch.”
The Switch version of the game is available for pre-order for $59.99 for both digital and retail versions.
Check out the full announcement on The Outer Worlds official site.
While you’re waiting for the release, be sure to check out our recent review to find out why we gave it 9/10 and said, “The Outer Worlds is the type of game that comes around only once every decade. Obsidian Entertainment has a penchant for creating amazing and immersive worlds, full of details that most people will never even see half of. The dialogue in TOW and the humor are among Obsidian’s best work ever. I lost track of the number of times I laughed out loud. Small moments, like one of my companions quoting Futurama in saying, “To shreds you say,” made me feel like The Outer Worlds took inspiration from a multitude of sci-fi adventures that I know and love and compiled it into a choose-your-own-adventure style FPS/RPG genre mash-up.”