Over the past few weeks, the Western world has been in a panic due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China. As the illness continues to rapidly spread in China and has slowly been making its way to the United States and Canada. There is no doubt a concern worldwide about how bad this could ultimately get. The outbreak is starting to affect the video game market more then many realized it would. Today, publisher Private Division took to Twitter to announce that the Nintendo Switch port of The Outer Worlds would be delayed indefinitely. People need not panic, the publisher isn’t canceling the Nintendo Switch port of Obsidians space RPG. The studio in charge of the port is Virtuos who is located in Singapore, and due to the outbreak, their offices have been closed. Private Division goes on to say that no one at Virtuos has been affected by the virus, and that closure is a precaution. There is no more information at this time in regards to when we can expect the port of The Outer Worlds on Nintendo Switch. The game was supposed to launch on March 6th, 2020. However, considering the circumstances human safety should take the utmost importance. We here at the Lords of Gaming are sending our best wishes to Virtuos and all those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
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
Will you be picking up The Outer Worlds when it comes to Nintendo Switch? Curious about The Outer Worlds you can check out our official review here.