We finally have a release date for the Switch version of The Outer Worlds following its COVID-19-spurred delay in February. Today’s update from Obsidian reveals that the space-treading RPG will launch on Switch physically (with a cartridge!) and digitally on June 5th with a standard $60 price tag. The game coming on an actual cartridge is the result of a satisfying backpeddle by those in charge of the port – the “physical” version was initially set to be an empty box with a download code, but fan backlash changed enough minds to alter that reality.
However, not every line of code from The Outer Worlds will come preloaded on that game cartridge. Plan for a sizeable day one patch. According to Obsidian, the patch “could be up to 6 GB,” and, “will optimize gameplay, provide additional hi-res textures, and include other fixes to provide the employees of Halcyon with the best gameplay experience.” 6 GB should be manageable for most, but that’s nothing to sneeze at. Still, having a real, physical cart that gives some meaning to the box I’m buying is a nice upgrade from the past.
Will you grab The Outer Worlds on Switch? Does the $60 price tag turn you off? Are you worried about the port quality? Let us know in the comments.