Private Division has announced that the release of The Outer Worlds on Switch has been delayed, thanks to office closures amid coronavirus concerns.
It was just last week that we reported Obsidian Entertainment’s sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds would be coming to the Nintendo Switch, but the launch has now been delayed from March 6th to an unknown time in the future.
The reason for the delay is that Virtuos, the studio working on the port, has had its offices in China closed as part of the effort to control the spread of the coronavirus. Private Division announced the information in a tweet, explaining the situation and reassuring us that the Virtuos team is fine, although it is unknown at this point in time when the new launch date will be.
Although fans are obviously sad about the delay and hoping the developers remain in good health, one extra piece of information seems to be providing a silver lining – the physical version of The Outer Worlds will be on cartridge, not just a download code as originally planned.
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