The Outer Worlds Switch Release Delayed

Private Division announced that the release of the Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds has been delayed from its planned early March 2020 release date. The delay is due to the impact of the coronavirus causing a temporary closure of the office — Private Division has stated that the team itself is ok — at Virtuos Games, which is creating the Nintendo Switch port of the game. Private Division also revealed that the upcoming retail version of the Nintendo Switch release will now come with a physical cart, after previously announcing that it would only include a download code.

The Outer Worlds is co-directed by Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, two of the original creators of Fallout, and originally launched for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in October 2019. The game features first-person exploration and combat, with players able to use “Tactical Time Dilation” to slow time down, as well as branching dialogue, a companion system, and setting heavily influenced by player decisions. Those looking to read more about The Outer Worlds can check out Zack Webster’s review of the PlayStation 4 version.


Alex Fuller

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