Star Wars Episode I: Racer delayed on PS4 by a couple of weeks, Switch version unaffected

Around a month ago Aspyr Media announced it was working on a remastered edition of Star Wars Episode I: Racer for PS4 and Switch. The game is set to release on May 12th for the Nintendo Switch but the PS4 version, which was also supposed to released on that day, has been delayed by two weeks. A reason for the delay was not given by Aspyr, just that the studio had learned it had to be delayed on Sony’s console. It could be a store certification issue or something else in that region considering the delay has only been for the PS4 and not the Switch. The tweet from Aspyr is below.

At least the PS4 version will have a platinum trophy.

Being reworked by Aspyr to include modern controls Star Wars Episode I Racer will let you experience the title in all of its glory. The 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)

The game follows on from a slew of similar Star Wars game remasters by Aspyr, with Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast released last year and followed last month by Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. The latter game even included support for the classic multiplayer modes, though this landed the game in hot water when it was discovered that players of the PC version of the game could easily connect to the servers set up for console players, using their years of experience and snappy keyboard and mouse controls to stomp all over their console opponents.

Source: Twitter

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  1. As a speculative guess:

    It’s most likely this is a port of the N64 version, evidenced by very low resolution screenshots and the inclusion of Splitscreen.

    The PC Steam/GOG version has better textures to what they’ve shown, and it doesn’t support Splitscreen as the original PC release did not.

    With that in mind, I wonder if they left some ABXY or other non PS buttons in the game and it had to be removed before release. Just a guess.

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