Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Switch and PS4 Versions Delayed Again

Published: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 14:43 | By: Robert N. Adams
Developer
LucasArts
Publisher
LucasArts
Release Date
May 17, 1999
Genre
Arcade, Racing
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Pulling Into the Pit Stop

The Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Switch and PS4 versions are going to be delayed even longer than originally intended, pushing back the release of this N64 classic onto more current-gen platforms.

Check out this classic Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer trailer to see why so many people have fond memories of this game:

 
 

If you're not familiar with Star Wars Episode 1: Racer, you've missed out on one of the classic video games of the Star Wars franchise. The first prequel movie faced mixed opinions from critics and fans alike, but a little racing game for the N64 managed to be a surprising amount of fun.

This classic game then sat more or less dormant for quite a while until it eventually made its way to the PC. Now, there are Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Switch and PS4 versions on the way, but they're not going to be making it out as soon as we would have liked.

Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Switch and PS4 delay slice

What is the New Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Switch Release Date?

With the announcement of a delay, can we say for sure when console gamers can get their hands on this classic title? Unfortunately, there's not any good news in this department.

"We are so excited to share Star Wars Episode l: Racer with you soon!" Aspyr Media said on Twitter. "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."

While this delay is certainly aggravating, there are still plenty of options to play this game right now! You can get it for the PC via Steam, the Humble Store, or DRM-free on GOG at the price of $9.99 or your regional equivalent. The Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Switch and PS4 versions will hopefully come out sometime later this year.

Read more about how the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is affecting the gaming world at our Coronavirus Gaming Convention Cancellations and Game Delays Hub.

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What do you think of Episode 1: Racer being delayed? Are you looking forward to playing this game on modern consoles? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!