Wreckfest for Nintendo Switch has been postponed by THQ Nordic, and there is currently no date as to when it will be released. The reason for the delay is down to the fact that there have been some issues porting Wreckfest over to Nintendo’s console leading to issues with it not running properly. Due to the issues the developers do not have a concrete idea of when these will be fixed so Wreckfest can be released without issues.
⚠️ Update on #Wreckfest for Nintendo Switch! ⚠️
The team is still working hard on bringing the game to Switch without wrecking anything, which turned out to be more challenging than anticipated.
We will be able to share more information soon but can’t provide an exact date yet.
— THQ Nordic (@THQNordic) December 16, 2021
Earlier this year the next gen upgrade for Wreckfest was released, but that was far from straight forward at the time.
First there was the backward compatibility update that allowed the Xbox Series X to target 60fps while running the Xbox One version of the game – something seemingly not possible for third party developers at the time.Then, back in March, THQ Nordic announced that there would be a full, native upgrade for PS5 game on PlayStation 5 launching 1st June. This would enhance the game’s visuals significantly, but would be a paid upgrade. The Xbox Series X|S native release would be coming later in the year, though. Then there was the biggest surprise: Wreckfest’s PS5 version was actually coming to PlayStation Plus as part of the subscription’s bundle of included games in May. Was this bringing the paid upgrade forward as well? Nope, this would just be on PS Plus, and so it was. Now there’s the latest twist with the native Xbox Series X|S version coming out with minimal preamble.
Despite all this tooing and froing, it’s a game that’s worth the upgrade. Looking back on its original release, we said in our 9/10 Wreckfest review: “Wreckfest is a surprising triumph in blending the best that sim and arcade racers have to offer in an explosive and visually gratifying package. A few visual issues and overly aggressive AI do little to spoil one of the best driving games of 2019.”
Hopefully, the Nintendo Switch version of Wreckfest will release with minimum issues.