The Coronavirus has caused a delay in the Nintendo Switch port of The Outer Worlds. Take-Two subsidiary Private Division took to Twitter to make the announcement.
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
Chinese studio Virtuos was working on the port. Because of the highly contagious nature of the virus, Virtuos has been forced to keep their offices closed.
Private Division followed up their initial tweet to reassure consumers about the teams safety;
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
Obsidian Entertainment initially launched The Outer Worlds for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in October 2019 with a Switch port originally scheduled for relase in March of 2020. The game has sold over two million copies since it’s initial release.
If you already own the game, Obsidian has plans to release DLC for the title in the coming year. You can read more about that by following this link.
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