Earlier this year, Private Division officially revealed that The Outer Worlds would launch on Switch as just a digital code in a physical box. Well, we have a good yet unfortunate update on the situation today.
For starters, the game’s developers seem to have changed their decision – and will now be releasing the game as an actual physical cartridge instead! However, the actual release of the Switch port will now see a delay, due to the porting team at Virtuos closing their office to wait out the recent 2019 coronavirus outbreak. As such, the game will not be meeting its original 6 March 2020 release date.
To clarify, the team at Virtuos is ok, but their office has remained closed during this time. We're working with the team to determine an updated development timeline, and will share more regarding a new launch date shortly.
— Private Division (@PrivateDivision) February 6, 2020
We’ll report back as we hear more about the game’s release. Stay tuned!