Outer worlds was one of the most popular RPGs of 2019, and now Obsidian Entertainment is releasing an enhanced version in 2023. The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition is an updated port of the game coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on March 7th, with a bunch of new features and improvements.
According to a post about it PlayStation blog, the game now runs at 4K at 60fps, in addition to better volume lighting and particle systems, denser environments, faster load times, better character models, smarter companion AI, tweaked views and animations, stronger depth of field, updated weather conditions, and more. PS5 players even get a few extra features as the game supports haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. For example, when players use an automatic weapon, the trigger will fire each shot.
Obsidian has also increased the level cap to 99 to allow users to customize their character even more. The previous cap was 30 until it was raised to 33 and then 36 with two DLCs.
Both extensions – Danger on the Gorgon and Murder in Eridanos – included in this $59.99 package. People who own the existing game can get this new superior version for $9.99, but there’s a catch because they also need to own the two expansions. Therefore, people who only have the base game or the base game and one expansion will have to pay the full $59.99 to get Spacer’s Choice Edition. Obsidian Entertainment also told ComingSoon that deposits won’t carry over, meaning everyone will have to start a new run Spacer’s Choice Edition.
This announcement is not so unexpected since it is a listing here Spacer’s Choice Edition was spotted on a Taiwanese rating board in October 2022. Box art that ended up being accurate too, leaked after a few weeksalso.
And while Spacer’s Choice Edition is much more significant, Outer worlds was also previously updated to work better on current generation consoles. PS4 and Xbox One versions received the patch in March 2021 just before Murder in Eridanos‘ release, which allowed them to play 60 frames per second in backwards compatibility mode on PS5 or Xbox Series X.