During last week’s Xbox Games Showcase, Obsidian Entertainment revealed The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon. This will be the game’s first expansion, adding a brand new semi-open world to explore. The expansion will release for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 9. Unfortunately though, we don’t seem to have a release date in sight for the Nintendo Switch.
The only details we have for a Nintendo Switch release of The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon is that it will come later this year. That doesn’t necessarily even mean that we’ll get the expansion in 2020. While disappointing, I think that it’s best that Obsidian Entertainment and Virtuous have as much time as they need to make the DLC look great on the Switch. The main game took a huge visual downgrade in order to fit on the platform. For some people, it makes the game completely unplayable.
Where is Gorgon?
The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon introduces a new location to the game, Gorgon Asteroid. Obsidian Entertainment says that this is a substantial new area, filled with stories to uncover and places to explore. Here players will be investigating the origins of the Adrena-Time drug, uncovering yet another shady secret of The Board. The expansion is packed with new people to meet and weapons to master. The trailer has one in particular that looks like something Poseidon himself would take into battle.
Obsidian Entertainment has said that this expansion will launch, on all other consoles, with a special bundle. The bundle entitles players to another expansion. All we know about that is that the developer is saying there will be future adventures in the game. It’s exciting to see The Outer Worlds getting some DLC after so long, but I’m just disappointed that it won’t be coming to the Switch on day one. However, this should mean that the developers have taken on the feedback they received from the main game. Hopefully it will look almost as fantastic as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt does on the Switch, if not a little better given the expertise the team must have in it by now. We’ll keep you updated as things develop on this very exciting expansion.