If you missed the earlier releases, then The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition on PS5 seems like the ideal way to experience Fallout’s spiritual successor. The enhanced version of the open-world RPG launches on March 7 and is also coming to Xbox Series X and PC.
However, this isn’t just a case of an older game coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X with an updated resolution and texture. The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition takes advantage of all the benefits of the current generation of console hardware. All versions can expect the game to run in 4K at 60fps with brand new particle effects and volumetric lighting improvements.
Of course, as a re-release you also get all the DLC and expansion content that followed The outside worldsoriginal October 2019 issue. This means you’ll also get Peril on Gorgon and Murder on Eridanos, along with AI improvements for your companions and the various extra nasty things you’ll encounter on Terra-2 and Monarch for both Xbox Series X as PS5.
Described in full in a PlayStation Blog post, a lot of thought has gone into exactly how the DualSense could be used to bring Obsidian’s bombastic space opera satire into 2023. One of the most exciting editions of the game has got to be how the adaptive triggers work with the various ranged weapons in The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition. This means you can actually feel the recoil of an assault rifle, as well as feel a sniper shooting action from a barrel, aided by the subtle vibrations of the haptic feedback.
If you already have an existing version of the outside worlds, then the Spacer’s Choice Edition upgrade can be purchased for $9.99 / £7.99.
As someone who played the original experience nearly four years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, I’m personally quite excited about the improvements made to flesh out the game world to its fullest. The original version suffered from noticeably stupid enemy AI, which was especially evident in some of the wider open environments. More than a handful of times, companions like Felix and Parvati also got stuck on the geometry.
It’s the same all-star development team behind it Fallout: New Vegas, so if you like big open world games with immersive storytelling and thrilling combat, this one won’t disappoint. You watch anywhere from 15 to 30 hours of content with very little padding; be careful that you and your crew don’t drive directly into the sun.