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Tech & Science Switch version of 'The Outer Worlds' delayed due to coronavirus outbreak

11:40  07 february  2020
11:40  07 february  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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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.

The Outer Worlds for Nintendo Switch has been delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak . Private Division also confirmed that Outer Worlds for Switch will now ship on a physical cartridge and via Previously, the game was expected to be digital-only, with the physical version of the game

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Just a few days ago we learned the release date for a Switch port of The Outer Worlds, but now it's delayed. The game was scheduled for release on Nintendo's system March 6th, however the coronavirus outbreak in China has impacted Virtuous, the developer working on the port who has previously delivered versions of Dark Souls Remastered and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age for Switch.

On LinkedIn, Virtuous CEO Gilles Langourieux writes that although all members of the team are safe and accounted for, reduced local transportation has made it difficult for them to go to work. Its studios in Chengdu and Xian have extended their holidays until next week as a result. According to publisher Private Division, there isn't a new release date yet, but in a tweet they revealed that when the game comes out they will release a physical version on cartridge as well.

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“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,” Private Division tweeted. The Outer Worlds was originally slated for its Nintendo Switch release on March 6. A new date was

The Outer Worlds was unquestionably a highlight of 2019, and may be one of the Switch 's most However, the Switch version of the game will be receiving a delay due to the coronavirus , which has also RELATED: Mobile Game Dev, IGG, Offering Support To Wuhan During Coronavirus Outbreak .

The current outbreak began in Wuhan, China, and on January 30th the World Health Organization called it a global health emergency. The death toll in China has reportedly risen past 600 among more than 31,000 confirmed cases. Quarantines and countermeasures have affected a number of companies with operations in China, including Nintendo's Switch manufacturing and Apple's stores.

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