We at Obsidian are pleased to announce an updated version of The Outer Worlds for PlayStation 5 – The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition. Let’s dive into some of the exciting changes we’re making to this Council-approved RPG and how we approach that task.
The Outer Worlds has been incredibly well-received by fans around the world and has won numerous awards, so having the opportunity to improve on something we know people love has been a real treat.
If you are not very familiar with the game, here is a brief summary:
Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the edge of the galaxy, you wake up decades later than your planned date only to find yourself in the middle of a deep conspiracy that threatens to destroy the colony. Explore Halcyon’s many planets and locations, including the mysterious Gorgon Asteroid and the delicious still on Eridanos. As you encounter various factions, all vying for power, the decisions you make determine how the narrative unfolds.
The newest generation of consoles was released just a year after the game’s original release. So it made sense for us to update the base game, bundle the available content, take advantage of the latest PlayStation 5 hardware features and trigger feedback from the DualSense Controller to help ensure it lives on and stays relevant for years to come. Hence, The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition.
See how the teams did it.
Going beyond visual enhancements
Of course, improving the look is part of the deal. We were able to upgrade to 4K graphics, 60FPS, improve volumetric lighting, improve particle systems, and enhance environments with higher asset density. We’ve also raised the bar in a number of additional ways: we’ve made the combat and companion AIs smarter, improved the open-world feel through better depth of field and reworking existing views, updated varying weather conditions, and reworked the models and animations. of the characters. Don’t worry, we didn’t dare touch the core of what made The Outer Worlds great. It’s no use reinventing the wheel, but new tires are always an advantage.
That said, a completely new and exciting feature set is the DualSense wireless controller’s adaptive and haptic triggers. When employing ranged weapons, players will enjoy different trigger effects depending on the type. For a weapon like the flamethrower, the player will feel linear pressure. When firing an automatic weapon, trigger kickback will generate a pulse effect for each shot fired. And for single-shot weapons like a sniper or shotgun, the trigger pressure effect will mimic the feeling of squeezing a trigger until the pin fires and resistance decreases. Very cool, right? The game will not only look better, but also sharper.
Improving a legacy
If the improvements we’ve already described weren’t enough to justify this new edition, we thought this Spacer’s Choice Edition would make even more sense if it included the base game DLCs: Peril on Gorgon and Murder on Eridanos. So we did just that. Now the experience is even richer! On a side note: we know a number of spacers appreciated the fact that this was an approachable experience, not too short, but not too long either. Rest assured, both DLCs do not extend the main story. They exist in parallel, offering a new narrative arc to enjoy if and when you want once you reach the appropriate level. Oh, and we’ve raised the level cap to 99 to give players even more ways to build their character from the seven branches of the skill tree.
If you already own The Outer Worlds base game and its associated DLC, Peril on Gorgon and Murder on Eridanos, on PlayStation 4, you can upgrade to The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition on PlayStation 5 for a reduced price.*
The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition will be released on March 7th.
*Based on Private Division’s suggested retail price for The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition. Actual price may differ. Limit one update per account. See platform store for details and terms.