With the great success of last year’s Sci-Fi RPG The Outer Worlds, Nintendo fans all around wait in anticipation for the Nintendo Switch version of the game to release. Sadly, it seems that wait will have to go on a little longer.
Private Division, the publisher behind The Outer Worlds, made a statement on Twitter reporting that they have delayed the Switch port due to the Coronavirus impacting development. A second tweet followed explaining that Virtuos, the team developing the Switch version of the game, are healthy but have to close their office for what is likely safety concerns.
To clarify, the team at Virtuos is ok, but their office has remained closed during this time. We're working with the team to determine an updated development timeline, and will share more regarding a new launch date shortly.
— Private Division (@PrivateDivision) February 6, 2020
On a slight positive note, the delay did come with the news that a physical copy of the game will release for the Nintendo Switch alongside the digital version. Previously, it was announced that players who purchased the boxed edition would receive a download code rather than an actual cartridge. Whether or not this decision arose as a result of fan disappointment is unknown.
The Outer Worlds for Switch would have originally released on March 6th, but we currently have no word on a new launch window. Private Division did mention that they would provide more information on an updated release date soon.
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