The Outer Worlds imageSource: Obsidian Entertainment

What you need to know

  • The Outer Worlds was first scheduled to release on Nintendo Switch on March 6.
  • Private Division, the publisher of the game, has explained that the Nintendo Switch version is being delayed.
  • The delay is due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Just a month before it was set to release on Nintendo Switch, Private Division has delayed The Outer Worlds. According to the publisher, this delay is attributed to the coronavirus. Developer Virtuos, based in Singapore, is handling the port of the game to Nintendo's system. This delay also means that it will be shipping on a physical cartridge at retail.

Private Division clarified in another tweet that everyone at Virtuos is okay, but the office has remained closed during this time. It is working with the team to provide an updated development timeline and will share more information about its new release date shortly. Everyone's health and safety right now is the most important thing.

Get an iPhone SE with Mint Mobile service for $30/mo

Jez Corden, our Senior Xbox Editor, wrote in his review of the game that "The Outer Worlds is a tremendous RPG that feels like the culmination of Obsidian's efforts with similar franchises over the years. As a fan of classic Bioware and Bethesda RPGs, The Outer Worlds not only scratches the itch, but exceeds the legacy of the titles it draws inspiration from in some ways."

The Outer Worlds guide: List of all unique guns, armor, and science weapons in the game

Easy money

$20 Nintendo Switch Currency Card

Simple and easy.

Nintendo Switch currency lets you buy digital games and add-ons without the hassle of physical copies and needing to swap game cards. Simply load up your currency and you're good to start grabbing games.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.