If you've been holding out for the physical release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch, unfortunately, it's been delayed until next year.

The hard copy was due to launch on Nintendo's hybrid system on 7th December, and has now been pushed back to "early 2022". No specific date has been locked in just yet, and Rockstar is advising followers to check their local retailer for availability.

Physical versions for other platforms have also been delayed, but will still arrive this month on 17th December. Here's the announcement in full from Rockstar Games:

It was also discovered early on in November that all physical copies of the game for Nintendo Switch would require a download. You can read more about this in our previous story. Potentially this could all change now that the physical version has been delayed, but we won't get our hopes up...

In somewhat related news, the trilogy collection has received another update, which will be heading to the Nintendo Switch in the coming days. Have you been holding out for the physical release of the trilogy? How do you feel about this news? Leave a comment below.

[source twitter.com]