Earlier this month Obsidian launched The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition, a new next-gen version of their sci-fi RPG featuring updated graphics, all the game’s previously-released DLC, and other handy-dandy features. Sounds great, except, this new version of the game launched in a questionable state, with many players complaining of poor performance, glitches, and other issues. Thankfully, Obsidian responded to the backlash, saying they understand players’ frustration and promising to get a patch out soon.
Well, that update has arrived, with Obsidian promising it will address performance issues, and fix various visual bugs and glitches. You can get the full rundown of everything included in The Outer Worlds: Spacer Choice Edition ver. 1.1, below.
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- Adjusted settings for Ultra and Very High graphic modes, improving experience for PC players on higher end graphics cards
- Fixed issues with SSGI being set inappropriately high on PC affecting performance
- Updated SSR values to improve cinematic mode on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5
- Updated dynamic resolution on PC
- Improved framerate in performance modes for both Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5
- PSO experience improved to mitigate hitching during shader compilation
- SSGI auto settings updated preventing scenarios where it would toggle on unexpectedly
- Solved rare crash on PS5 in Roseway
- Fixed chance for Xbox Series X|S consoles to crash during long syncs
- Prevent temporary memory leaks from appearing in UI screens on Xbox Series X|S consoles
- Various HLOD improvements to reduce popping on all platforms
- Fix many instances of flickering textures on all platforms
- Reduce chance for characters hair to glow on all platforms
- Fixed two instances of invisible enemies on all platforms
- Fixed invisible trip mine beam on all platforms
- Improved texture resolution on the Xbox Series S
- Fixed skin shading issues seen on some companions on the Xbox Series S
Hopefully, this update brings The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition in line with what it should have been in the first place. That said, Obsidian is also promising future patches for the game.
The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition can be played on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5. Patch 1.1 should be rolling out to most players now, although it may take a few extra days to arrive for Xbox Series X/S owners and those playing via the Microsoft Store launcher.