Star Wars Episode I: Racer Delayed on PS4 and Switch Due to Coronavirus

Star Wars Episode I: Racer

Aspyr Media have announced that Star Wars Episode I: Racer will be delayed on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The news comes via Aspyr Media’s official Twitter account. Their tweet reads as follows.

“We are so excited to share Star Wars Episode l: Racer with you soon! Unfortunately, due to the ongoing work from home requirements across the industry, the game will be further delayed on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. We’ll be back with an update as soon as possible.”

The game was originally slated to release on May 12th.

You can find the full rundown (via the Star Wars official website) below.

Now this is podracing.

The ’90s classic Star Wars Episode I: Racer is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 complete with modernized controls, Lucasfilm and developer Aspyr announced today. A beloved racing title based on the podracing sequence from Star Wars: The Phantom MenaceStar Wars Episode I: Racer puts you behind the controls of your favorite podracers as you speed through flaming methane lakes, Tusken Raider assaults, anti-gravity tunnels, and much more in a pulse-pounding, do-or-die fight to the finish line. Features include:

  • 25 playable racers including: Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, and Ratts Tyerell
  • Race tracks spanning 8 unique worlds including: Tatooine, Baroonda, and Malastare
  • Work with pit droids to upgrade your podracer for higher top speeds and acceleration
  • Discover short-cuts and secrets to master your lap times
  • Split-screen multiplayer (Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4) and LAN multiplayer (Nintendo Switch)

Star Wars Episode I: Racer is available on Windows PC (via Steam), and coming soon to Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19 officially, or Chinese Flu to others) has affected many worldwide, from businesses to public gatherings and events.

This includes postponements of GDC, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the physical events for EVO 2020 and Tokyo Game Show 2020, and cancellations E3 2020 (including digital events), the physical event for Gamescom 2020, and Comiket 98.

We also reported Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna was delayed on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as a Square Enix offering free face masks with select purchases of over $100.

The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering are mapping the virus’ spread [12]. As of this time of writing, there have been over 4.193 million total confirmed cases worldwide, and over 2.444 million active cases. There have been over 286,000 deaths, however over 1.463 million people have made a “total recovery.”

Image: Star Wars official website

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