The Nintendo Switch version of the recent sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds has been delayed due to the current outbreak of coronavirus.
Publisher Private Division tweeted a statement saying The Outer Worlds would be delayed due to the impact of the coronavirus on the team at Virtuos, which is working on the port. The tweet is followed up with another clarifying that everyone on the team is healthy but they are keeping the office closed, likely for preventative action.
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!
— Private Division (@PrivateDivision) February 6, 2020
The good news is, aside from keeping employees safe, there’s another silver lining to this delay. A physical version of The Outer Worlds looks to be released on cartridge for Switch owners, which is especially useful for those running out of memory card space.
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Only last week we learned the release date for The Outer Worlds’ Switch version would be on March 6 of this year. Private Division stated it would update this date shortly, once the team can determine a new timeline.
This delay gives Switch owners more time to prepare, so here are 13 tips and tricks for getting started in The Outer Worlds. For those who’ve already jumped in, you can still look forward to the DLC which is set to come out sometime this year.