Update: Interestingly, it would appear that Nintendo has removed the images from its eShop listing - just an hour or so after our article went live. The reasoning behind this removal is currently unclear.
Original Article: Nintendo has released the first batch of screenshots for the upcoming The Outer Worlds on Switch, and it's looking rather marvellous.
The game hit the headlines last week after it was revealed that the Switch version would be launching on 6th March; in the same announcement, it was confirmed that it would receive a digital-only release.
While that latter piece of info wasn't the news fans wanted to hear, these newly-released screenshots should be more than enough to bring back the hype. They've been shared on the eShop's official page for the game, and while Nintendo has been guilty of sharing screenshots of other, superior versions in the past, VGC's Andy Robinson says that he has confirmed that these are the real deal:
What do you think? Liking the look of The Outer Worlds on Switch? Let us know if you're planning on picking this one up with a comment below.
[source nintendo.co.uk, via twitter.com]
I mean, it looks good, but I need undocked footage. I want to see the game running first.
More interested in seeing how it runs than what it's presumably low resolution will be.
No physical release? Hard pass.
I was really looking forward to this, but no physical, no buy for me.
No physical is putting me off plus it’s around £35 on PS4 physical so I may go for that
I was ready to buy this day one but no physical release means I can’t now.
Shame too, as by all reports the game was really good on other platforms.
Trailer: Here we go!.... bam bam bam
I’ll buy it in a few months, if there’s a physical I’ll buy that one, if not, I’ll buy it on the eshop. This looks too good to pass on.
Games like this belong to Physical on the Switch!
Such nice open world need to be on a tiny game cart.
Physical on the Switch = immortal!
Shame about the all digital road they've gone down.
Anyway I own the PS4 version and looking at the screens above, seems like level of detail in the landscape, objects and texture details as well as shadows and possibly lighting has been reduced somewhat.
If these were undocked shots it wouldn't actually look too bad at all.
@Friendly No cartridge for this one, my friend.
I'm curious are the folks who don't buy unless its physical, doing so because they've run out of room on their switch or because they'd like to sell it after finishing it. Personally I've pretty much stopped buying physical altogether, as it got to the point where I was running out of room to store the cases.
Having it on your shelves is a nice feeling. I go through my collection from time to time when I'm in the mood to replay something and it always brings back memories, you don't really get that with digital imo.
Plus, the ability to resell, loan it to a friend and not losing a lot of storage space are big plusses too ^_^
Edit: totally forgot that digital prices on Nintendo's consoles are quite often higher than what you pay for the physical version, so there's another big reason for me preferring physical.
they probably saw how many copies sold on ps4/xbox and sold hardly any physical copies and mostly did digital, then theres how much they lost from the trade in market. obsidian may have been bought by microsoft but they're not just going to throw money down the drain with physical releases with a game that kind of flopped and has most likley been played on other platforms by any one who actually cares about this game. he skyrim on switch effect of 'you've played it better somewhere else or youve never heard of it'
just bought it for PS4 was waiting for the Switch version but I refuse to get digital only
Looks great for hardware that fits into a small tablet! I am impressed.
I can't wait for the inevitable Digital Foundry analysis - I love seeing how developers manage games on the little beast of a machine.
I have this available on Game Pass, so it won't be a purchase for me.
@KBuckley27 mate it runs like poopoo on the ps4, its going to run like ultra super doodoo on the switch, save your time and money
@Wargoose I buy physical to own the game. Think of it like preservation. I do not need to archive it to free room etc. I do not need to invest in SD card for more games.
I have around 20 games on the switch and all of them are physical.
I will need a huge SD card for this stuff.
Also I buy all physical games with 20% discount which is nice.
@Wargoose I often sell them after I finish them, as I’d likely never play them again. Games I would play again I’d keep, then there are other games that seem great, but then I play them and don’t like them, so nice to have the option to get rid of them if needed
I will buy digital however, if that’s the only way to get a game, but not these silly empty boxes they seem to like selling, waste on the environment
@thefoxystoat well from the 2 hours I've put into it on my PS4 Pro it's been fine no real issues plus I didn't pay full price for Outer Worlds
@Wargoose Sharing with my friends and family who also have a switch. That can't be done if the game is only on my system, which also makes digital games feel super expensive. And I get physical games for a little more than 20% off thanks to where i work.
Physical dudes: No Physical, no buy!
Me: guess i can delete most of these free games I have clogging up the homepage. More data for the data god!
@krvstkvlt super rare games or limited run games might jump to the rescue!
This is on my radar I think it will work great as a portable game
@Wargoose Really don't know why you've been downvoted a couple of times for just asking a question.
Anyway, I'm physical because:
1. I like having a tangible collection. Call it nostalgia, I like having cartridges for my Nintendo systems!
2. I like the idea that if I buy something, if I don't like it, I'm not stuck with it and can move it on, and using that money toward a game I might prefer. Very rarely happens, but still.
3. The majority of the time, I can pick up games cheaper physical than digital on Switch, with very few exceptions. Not my biggest driving factor though.
The only games I'll happily buy digital for Switch, are the games I'd consider smaller in nature, where perhaps a lower price point and smaller file size justifies a digital only release. Ori and the Blind Forest/Cuphead/Fast RMX as a couple of examples.
This is a full priced release and I'll not support it without it having a physical release as an option. I'd be happier to pay more for a physical version of a game I wanted, if cartridge manufacturing costs were that much of an 'issue' and prohibiting a release.
I loved New Vegas. Totally getting this!
@ozwally i meant dont buy the switch version if you already have the ps4 version, i have a pro as well and the game is hardly action packed but there were multiple points i had heavy, heavy stutters. teh first world is fine but once you're on monarch the game really slows down, id say monarch is where it seems to start getting interesting but its one of the more open and empty areas in the game tbh, i found the really small map size kept intterupting my curiousity and the gun play/feel was really really weak, and the companions have no real care about you actions, compared to new vegas where boone open fires on embers of ceasars legion. I think the outer worlds had a lot of potential but speaking as someone who has all the trophies, they bit off more than they could (or could be bothered to) chew, every planet ends with you choosing between 2 faction leaders and there are only 2 and a hald planets if you could a space station as half. scylla doesnt even count as a quarter imo. and then theres the actual gameplay mecahnics, the special system doesnt work, the game can be beaten on supernova using only the leader skill without firing a shot and theres about 5 different guns in the whole game, that cant be trule modded. ultra light fallout ish game that doesnt even take about 30 hours to 100%, honestly i find it hard to believe these are the same people that made new vegas in a year.
Definitely a skip. Download code in a box? This port should have been aborted in the 1st trimester.
Not in any panic to buy so hopefully it'll be available on cart by the time I get around to it.
I love digital games. I have embraced the digital era. By the time last gen had ended I had over 400 games on 360, and I own too many games on PS3 for my 1tb hdd to store. I also have over 600 games on xbox one. I'm fast filling my PS4's 4tb hdd, and my Switch card is also beyond full, and there's no way I'm buying a 1tb sdxc card that costs more than the switch itself.
So it's not that I don't like digital games. But I like owning the really good games physically. This was one game I had my heart set on buying the cart. I think customers should have that option.
Looks pretty much the same. Once I play it, the sacrifices will be noticeable, but it still looks good to me. I’ll be getting this one, I’ve been enjoying it on Game Pass.
@graysoncharles So people should not voice opinion when they prefer physical? They are "physical elitists" huh?
Show me where did the "physical elitists" touch you that made you write this compulsive post.
Will stick to my ps4 copy that still hasn't been played.
All games by N are physical (get em used) but nothing else for me. Digital all the way.
I may try this at some point (on PC) but I'm not really into this type of game. 4$ on Steam I may give it a go.
Played it on the game pass on xbox. Fully intended to buy it on switch as a physical release. But like others have said will just pass now. Really good game for those that havent played it.
@Zuljaras Just check his description on his profile, and a lot becomes clear...
@Zuljaras same, and for the same reasons. Though if a game releases digital only, I am not averse tombuying it, personally and I have been known to double-dip when initial digital releases get a physical X).
I bet the screenshots got taken down because a Direct is coming and they want the gameplay reveal there.
@Wargoose For me, it's dependent on the game. If it's a game that has concrete beginning, middle and end (with maybe some extended playability with collectables), then I'm most likely buying it physical. Cause once I play through it once and give it 100+ hours of my time, then it's most likely a given that I won't play it again for quite awhile and so I have the ability to sell it later on.
Now if it's a game that I'm going to be playing on a more long term basis and isn't necessarily a game with a beginning, middle or end (Animal Crossing being a prime example), then it's digital. Mario Kart would also fall into that category. But MK8D is a special case in that I suspect we will get a new MK at some point and so I got the physical copy.
Just Dance also falls into that category of a game that can be played with no real end point. However, there's a new one every year and I rather not be on the hook for a copy of the previous year's that I cant resell. So we buy the physical version of the current year's edition and then trade in last years when the new one comes out. Resell value tends to be pretty good where it tends to pay for the newest one.
Edit: I'll add that price plays a role in things as well. If a digital copy of a game I normally play once is pretty cheap, I might not be opposed to buying the digital copy as the buy in is low to begin with.
@ThanosReXXX Haha, just read it. Sounds like a cringy and edgy person
Hu? They where removed? Was Nintendo faking screenshots again?
@Wargoose most people (including me) that are that stubborn like to collect and play their games way down the line. I mean imagine if NES games relied on servers being up?
@Zuljaras Well, at the very least a close-minded one...
On a side note: ooh... screen shots removed from the eShop. The tension is rising...
My only problem is storage but otherwise I don't mind this game being digital only. This is a game that will need storage anyways with updates, patches DLC etc.
I think we need both physical and digital games, because it will lower the prices of gamecards and micro SD altogether, so please support both were you think you can👌🏾🤗.
@Ralizah In my Experience it's usually the docked version that looks really bad. I hope this is undocked version screenshots.
@Kidfunkadelic83 I have this on xbox game pass played it for like 2 hours and stopped. It's a decent game but waaaaaaaay over-hyped.
@Nebnosneh tbh it was over-hyped. People were giving it such praise because of how Bethesda has been acting lately. The loot is bad, gun fights feel boring and the story is kinda meh plus the whole slow down thing is Vats.
@Wargoose I buy most of my games digital but I can see the appeal of physical. When the switch becomes obsolete and the new console comes out your switch is the only thing you can trade towards a new console. Also I bought the witcher digital and am almost done beating it on the switch but tbh it's such a long game I will never play it again which makes a game that could have been worth some money to trade in basically worthless.
@EricTheRed I may never get to playing it with my back log. Think I'm up to nearly 100 now and that's not including any store purchases. I will be dead before I get them done.
@thefoxystoat You seem to have a personal vendetta against this game as everything you say is wrong.
@Kidfunkadelic83 I'm having the same issue. I'm almost done beating the witcher on the switch and that came out what 4 months ago now. My next game is going to be a short 5-10 hour game. I can't handle another long game at the moment lol
@Wargoose I'm mainly digital but will buy certain games on physical.
Obviously, size of install / size of cart is a factor (big thumbs up for physical Witcher 3 for example where all the game, 30ish gb, bar the patch is on the cart, big thumbs down for NBA 2k20 where they had a large game of nearly 40gb but the data on the card is only 4gb or there abouts. And its not about being too cheap to upgrade my sd card - currently have 2 512gb cards and they're now getting full! Roll on a sensibly priced 1tb card...
Resale is also a factor if I'm unsure a game is for me or not... occasionaly, even after extensive review surfing, a game just turns out to not be for me so If I'm unsure, I'll go the cartridge route to hedge my bets.
Finally, whilst I'm a constant sale watcher on the eshop, sometimes I'll see a deal on amazon / second hand that makes the physical a cheaper option...
@EricTheRed the issue with me is that I never get to the end of a game without jumping to the next. I love the witcher but literally only ever got past the bloody barren and I've has it since launch on ps4. I love rpg's but I've never ever completed one.
I have played the actual game on XBOXone and these photos don't look to bad Hope it runs well and it stays this way. I know there will probably be some type of drops in FPS when there is a lot on screen because everything is beautiful in this game. So far of what I played there doesn't get to many enemies on the screen, maybe there is but I haven't beat the game yet.
Can't wait to try this game out, looks fun.
Im thirsty for a Fallout in the Switch so this will do i guess
I really wanted this game but no physical then no buy especially If its more than 5 gigs. Which i know for sure it is.
I live on a canal boat and i use data that i pay for, i get 100 gigs a month and it has to cover me for alll my data needs in that entire month.
If i purchase a digital game i have to pay for the game but i also then have to pay for the extra data i use up to download the game and that just nullified any savings i could make.
Then there is the added bonus of knowing that really... these games are not actually mine.
In 20 years time if i lose my Switch, those games that i had will also be lost.
There's so many cons to being digital only that i don't actually believe people argue for it.
@NinjaSyao I used to be that way, but honestly none of those are a good reason to hang on to a dying format. You can easily scroll through your library on the console, I personally would never loan a game to a friend anyway, and if I bought the game why on Earth would I want to trade it in? If it isn't good enough to keep, it wasn't good enough to play, and somewhere I made a bad decision. Being 34 and having played all my life, I never buy a bad game and know instantly just by looking at a preview of the game is good or not.
Finally, I went all digital in September 2018, Spider-Man's launch date actually. I have two of every console and gameshare (the correct way) with the family. I was opposed to digital entirely before then but after switching I honestly cannot see any pro to physical ownership anymore. They simply don't exist In a rational sense, only an entitled, selfish one. Sorry if that leaves a sour taste and trust me, I have been the one to get this same message before and get angry, but it's true.
@Nintyfan tell me...
Lets say you lose your Switch in 10 years time. Where are those games you got gonna be?
hi I'm sorry to change the topic but can somebody please tell me why music racer is now no longer on the switch store? I really wanted to buy this game and I'm disappointed
I am waiting for the Steam release of this game. It is fantastic that it is coming out on switch so more people can play it but I would prefer to play this at a better resolution and fps as well as K&M.
@Gs69 £24.99 on simplygames if you’re interested.
@Mrbayram92 thanks for that just ordered it now can’t beat a bargain!
No physical? Dafuck? Guess no buy then.
guys,, the game is getting delayed but is getting a physical release!
"We’re delaying @OuterWorlds on Nintendo Switch due to the coronavirus impacting the Virtuos team working on the port, to provide them enough time to finish development. We’ll now be releasing the physical version on cartridge. Once we have a new launch date, we’ll let you know!"
The Outer Worlds has officially been delayed so that the physical release will be on a cartridge.
I'll gladly take a delay to insure the health and safety of the developers.
Getting a physical release is a nice bonus though, I must say
I can wait a bit longer for a physical copy for people to be safe! Has this been confirmed to have gyro aiming?
FYI: NintendoEverything is reporting that this game has been delayed due to the Conronavirus and that a Physical Cartridge will now be included in the box and not just a download code.
@Magician that's fantastic.
@Gwynbleidd I'd hazard a guess that there's been a big enough backlash that it's made them rethink the digital only route.
Private Division has confirmed on their Twitter account that the Switch version has been delayed due to the coronavirus and that they WILL be releasing a physical version for the Switch.
Just a spongefest. Completely not worth it.
@ObsidianEleven Here's some news, I heard it is now getting a Physical release on nintendo soup twitter.
I’m insanely impressed that they opted to put the game on cartridge. If the game shapes up decently portwise they have my money.
@SwitchForce good news on a physical release.. I'm sure they probably had one eye on gauging the reaction of announcing digital only.. fair play to them for the change of mind.
Back on my watch list, here's hoping the port is good! (I'm fairly confident it will be though, Virtuos have a good track history with their ports so far)
As long as they use the biggest cart at least 64gb or that to fit the game then I would gladly pay $60 for it. This would be a feather in NIN hat at the NintenDoomed saying Switch doesn't have any AAA games.
This is on GamePass, and has been since launch. Unless you desperately want to play this on the toilet, you can already play a vastly superior version for free.
Anyone who wants the game portable, be aware there is a vastly inferior version available if you pay for Game Pass. And an Xbox or a PC that can run it.
@Razer @Nebnosneh @Gs69 @Daz1380 @Magician ; Just curious here... now that the game has been announced to be releasing with a physical cartridge after all, are you now planning to get the game?
@graysoncharles Why care so much? In the process of annoying yourself over those whiners, you're becoming one yourself, whining over "physical-only" people.
It's just personal tastes, choices and opinions. Let people have theirs, and you can have yours, no problems either way.
Personally, I also prefer physical, for various reasons: ownership, longevity, ability to share and/or resell. But I'm not THAT strict in that regard, because I do also own a lot of digital games, on various consoles. Often times because a game simply isn't available in physical format, or sometimes because it's a simple game, like indies or something like that, which I don't necessarily need to own a physical copy from.
But the bigger, triple A games and such, I'll always buy physical. And otherwise, I just don't buy them, so I won't whine about it.
Having said that, I don't mind other people complaining about game x or y not coming to cartridge, simply because I understand the sentiment, and if game x or y happens to be a game that I would also like to own, then I can understand it even more.
It really is that simple, and it's not something to berate or criticize others for. To each their own, as they say...
@iammikegaines to be honest I would have but it’s a lot cheaper on PS4 so I have ordered that version
I cannot wait for this gem!!
@iammikegaines definitely. Very pleased to hear this. 😃😃
Just pre-ordered from Amazon.
@iammikegaines 100% i will be.
I love these types of open world games and i was genuinely upset that this was digital only.
I actually started wondering what else i could buy this year as aside from this, new Hollow Knight and maybe a couple of other games that i haven't gotten round to buying (like Luigi's Mansion 3) - i had nothing else to get.
I hope this gives you an idea of my dedication to physical as well... i will outright refuse to ever experience the game if my only way to do it is digitally. Indie games are my only exception but i can download 30 indie games for the same data this would take up.
@iammikegaines - Yes, I've been building a collection of Switch physical releases. Now that game is on a cartridge I went from not caring at all to extremely interested.
They are good reasons for me as I still do all those things I mentioned and many others as well.
I did all digital with the 3DS and didn't like it one bit, good for you that you like all digital but I don't.
And just stomping all over people's choice for physical and their reasons for preferring it because you don't agree with it, by calling it selfish and entitled, is not only wrong, but also quite insulting and undermines any point you're trying and failing to make, coz as soon as you start the name-calling people are gonna stop listening to you.
I'm gonna pull the "sorry, but not sorry" card here like you did and cut this conversation short, because I don't feel like wasting my time talking to people that act like that, so sorry about that.
@Razer I admire the dedication... but I think you're going to have a real hard time 10 years from now when physical media is a thing of the past...
@iammikegaines Yes I am. Unless word from hands-on previews and review is that it's a terrible port and should be avoided, of course.
@SachmoJoe i may do but at least I'd still have the physical media that i have now.
At least i know that losing my Switch wouldn't cost me all the games i have with it too in 10 years time when the Switch is taken offline and no longer supported.
You can't say the same.
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