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Coronavirus Outbreak Leads to Delay in Switch Port of Outer Worlds

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The Outer Worlds came out on PC, PS4 and XBOX One with great reception on the gameplay mechanics, world-design and the quest structure of the game. Made by the developers who made everyone’s favorite Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian Entertainment, made The Outer Worlds in collaboration with publisher Private Division. After success on other platforms, the publisher had announced a Nintendo Switch port of the game to be ported by Virtuos Studio, a dedicated game porting and remastering studio based in Singapore.

Publisher of The Outer Worlds, Private Division has announced on Twitter that the Switch Port will be delayed to fiscal year 2021 of Take-Two, indicating that the expected release is now between April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. It is also confirmed by the company in messaging of the delay that The Outer Worlds in both the physical and digital formats.

As asserted by both Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division, this unexpected delay is caused by the outbreak of Coronavirus in China. This is impacting the work progress of Virtuos Studio, the development team that is working on the switch port of the game. Virtuos Studio is based in Singapore and has multiple offices across China. Obsidian assured on Twitter that no one in the Virtuos Studio has contracted Coronavirus rather the studio is just closed for the time being as a precaution to Coronavirus spread.

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