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The Outer Worlds coming to Nintendo Switch on June 5

Delayed in February over coronavirus closures

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Parvati Holcomb, an Indian woman wearing goggles on her forehead, in The Outer Worlds Image: Obsidian Entertainment/Private Division
Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

The Outer Worlds will be released for Nintendo Switch on June 5, publisher Private Division announced on Tuesday. The space-faring game was previously delayed indefinitely in February after Chinese port developer Virtuos Games closed its studio following the coronavirus outbreak. The Outer Worlds was originally slated for a March 6 release date.

At the time, Private Division said it’ll produce a physical Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds, too. That’s coming on June 5 with the digital version — but the physical cartridge will require “a day one patch that could be up to 6 GB,” Private Division said.

Both versions will cost $59.99 when they’re released on June 5.

The Outer Worlds was originally released by developer Obsidian Entertainment on Oct. 25, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

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