Square Enix and Deck Nine Games have delayed the release date of Life is Strange: Remastered Collection on Nintendo Switch to sometime later in 2022. The collection will still launch on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Stadia on February 1 as planned, and it contains remastered versions of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Frankly, this delay isn’t any shock, since Life is Strange: True Colors already came to Switch months later than it did other platforms (and is still waiting on its physical release).
There was no specific reason given for the release date delay of Life is Strange: Remastered Collection on Switch, so we can assume it’s just the usual matter of optimization. In any case, Square Enix will premiere an “extended look” of the collection next Tuesday, January 25, so the PR train will continue chugging along as usual.
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Another third-party game that received a substantial delay for its Switch version this week is Dying Light 2 Stay Human – Cloud Version from Techland. That title was supposed to arrive next month and now could come as late as August. The moral of the story is that everyone loves to make money with their Switch ports, but not a lot of these executives understand how much work is involved in putting together a competent port.