When Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was revealed at the 2018 Game Awards, it was originally thought to be a timed PlayStation exclusive. Not long after, Activision confirmed the game would be simultaneously released on all platforms – including the Switch – on 21st June 2019. At this point, there was a collective sigh of relief by Nintendo fans.
While everything appeared to be in order with the Switch version of the game, it appears this may not actually be the case. A few days ago, GoNintendo reported multiple retailers had removed pre-order options for the Switch version of CTR – with some even going as far as cancelling customer pre-orders. In the latest update, the official website for the game is now displaying a ‘Coming Soon’ message under the digital and standard Switch pre-order section. When selecting the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version of the game, the original 21st June 2019 release date is still on display.
This has fueled speculation that CTR on the Switch will not be released on this date. If this is the case, it wouldn’t be all that surprising considering past events. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was a timed-exclusive and first released on the PlayStation 4 in 2017. One year later, it arrived on the Switch and multiple other platforms. As for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, after a series of rumours it’s yet to make its away across to Nintendo’s hybrid platform. Once again, the most recent date provided by Activision for CTR on Switch aligns with the release on other platforms.
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