The Outer Worlds' physical release on Switch requires a download

The outer limits of your storage

The Outer Worlds is coming to Switch on June 5th, 2020, following a delay of a few months. As an added bonus, Obsidian announced that the previously digital-only title was going to get a physical release. Unfortunately, now we see there should have been an asterisk in that original announcement.

According to the game box for The Outer Worlds, a download is going to be required for the physical release. We did hear of a day-one update for the game that would be somewhere around 6 GB, but we're unsure if this required download is referring to that day-one update, or another separate download. Either way, make sure you have some storage on your Switch if you plan on going with the physical copy.

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch


It was inevitable that this would be the case. The code was likely because they knew the game was huge and they didn't want to bother making a cart to begin with that had an update alongside it. But now that people bitched and asked for a cart, they're giving us a cart, even though it's not likely practical that everything can fit on it and maintain the pricepoint. Thus, the update. I'd honestly take this over a code personally, as an update is just a plus button push away, but it's still weird how people get so angsty when there's an update labeled on the box, yet they don't bother getting mad when there's a day one update with lots of QOL stuff and enabling online features.


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