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The Outer Worlds Is Rough On Switch

by Joe Juba on Jun 04, 2020 at 03:12 PM

The Outer Worlds is wonderful. The RPG from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division was one of the best and most talked about games when it launched on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019. The companies partnered with the studio Virtuos to create a Switch port, which releases tomorrow, June 5. However, if you were waiting for the Switch version to check out The Outer Worlds, you may want to reconsider.

As you can see from the comparison video above, The Outer Worlds is not at its best on Switch, since the visuals and performance take a serious hit on the system. The textures, framerate, lighting, and more have been downgraded to run on the hardware. 

None of this is exactly surprising. At the same time, playing on Switch is better than not playing at all. The Outer Worlds still has great writing, interesting choices, and a delightfully twisted sense of humor. If you have no choice apart from Switch, then this port is worth playing. But if any other options are open to you, explore those instead.