Outer Wilds, the critically acclaimed space exploration game from developer Mobius Digital and publisher Annapurna Interactive, is officially coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S on 15 September. The upgrades will be free for all PS4 and Xbox One owners, packing enhancements such as 60FPS visuals and more.
Outer Wilds originally released in May 2019 to critical success, earning several Game of the Year accolades that year. The gameplay sees an unnamed player character exploring a solar system seemingly stuck in a time loop. Resetting 22 minutes before its star goes supernova, players must explore and uncover secrets that could explain the cause of the bizarre time loop and how to possibly prevent imminent disaster.
Mobius Digital announced recently that Outer Wilds will finally be getting its PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades this September. If you don’t already own the title, you’ll be able to purchase the current generation versions when it goes live on release. As previously mentioned, PS4 and Xbox One owners will be able to upgrade the game at no additional cost.
Mobius reassured fans that Outer Wilds is still actively being worked on for Nintendo Switch, which was originally set to release later this year:
“I just wanted to reassure everyone that no, you didn’t collectively hallucinate our announcement of Outer Wilds for the Nintendo Switch.
It’s possible we were a bit overoptimistic on the time frame… at this point it’s possible we just fundamentally misunderstand the Gregorian calendar, but it’s still happening and we’re working hard to bring a great version of Outer Wilds to the Switch.”
The developer didn’t mention anything about a delay for the Nintendo Switch version, so it’s likely still on track to release in late 2022 unless plans change.
Source: Video Games Chronicle