Obsidian Entertainment's newest game, The Outer Worlds, looks like the best Bethesda game we've seen since 2015's Fallout 4 - and Bethesda had nothing to do with it. The Outer Worlds capitalizes on the Bethesda structure of great open-world RPG gameplay and deep side quests, thrusting it into a world covered in an intergalactic sci-fi aesthetic. Although the game is currently out for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the best way to play Outer Worlds might not be available until 2020 when it's released on the Nintendo Switch.
So far, 2019 has been a great year for gaming, and there are many titles worth playing that have been released over the past 10 months. From Resident Evil 2 to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Death Stranding, and the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, we've been given so many games that require hours and hours to complete, and it can be difficult to make time for everything out there that's worth playing. Taking that into consideration, it might be best to wait to play a game like The Outer Worlds until it's given the mobility that comes with a handheld platform.
Why Wait To Play It On Switch?
The Nintendo Switch has proven to be much more than just another handheld Nintendo console, and the size of games that the system is capable of handling continues to impress fans. The ability to play massive open-world games in the palms of your hands like Skyrim and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, each of which presents over one hundred possible hours of gameplay that is downright jaw-dropping. For those of us who travel often or experience long daily commutes, extensively deep games like these provide hours of entertainment and can make six-hour plane rides fly by.
That said, it might be best to experience The Outer Worlds in this same capacity. Although I'm sure that playing the game at home on a television screen is just as compelling, there is something to be said about the freedom and accessibility that comes with being able to pay a massive RPG virtually anywhere you want to. If you're someone who finds themselves constantly on the go and in need of quality entertainment, save other great games for your console at home and wait to play The Outer Worlds until you're given the ability to truly play the game whenever you want to.
Unfortunately, there is not yet an official date for when The Outer Worlds will launch on the Switch, so fans will just have to wait until we hear more.