The Switch version of the game is being ported by Virtuous, which developed the Switch versions of Dark Souls Remastered and Starlink.
The sci-fi RPG, which recently won the Game Critics E3 2019 award for Best Original Game, is being co-directed by original Fallout creators Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky.
The game’s story has players lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, eventually awaking decades later in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony.
“As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds,” Obsidian said. “In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.”
The game’s set to be released by Take-Two publishing label Private Division, which was established in 2017 to work with independent developers. Private Division signed The Outer Worlds prior to Microsoft’s acquisition of Obsidian, which was announced at E3 2018.
In an interview with VGC, Obsidian creative director Boyarsky said the studio doesn’t want to create a “politically-charged” game with The Outer Worlds. He also explained how The Outer Worlds’ endings work.