The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Alternative Version Is A lot Extra Than Only a Visible Improve


When The Outer Worlds was launched to crucial success, we at Obsidian Leisure have been excited to see our neighborhood completely get pleasure from this RPG that we felt was enjoyable, recent, and concise. Now that we’ve introduced The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Alternative Version, an improve for the brand new era of {hardware}, we thought we’d go over among the cool modifications we’re bringing in and the thought course of behind it. When you aren’t acquainted with the sport, right here’s a fast recap:

Misplaced in transit whereas on a colonist ship certain for the sting of the galaxy, you awake many years after your deliberate date solely to seek out your self within the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the colony. Discover the assorted planets and areas of Halcyon, together with the mysterious Gorgon Asteroid and the pleasant distillery on Eridanos. As you encounter varied factions, all vying for energy, the selections you make decide how the narrative unfolds.

Since its launch, over 5 million fortunate spacers have explored the celestial our bodies of Halcyon and brought an lively half within the energy battle rocking the colony. The whole lot was going simply advantageous. However then, simply over a yr later, the Xbox Sequence X and S arrived in individuals’s residing rooms, pushing the boundaries of console gaming ever additional. In a way, the sport was launched in between two console generations. When alternative insists on placing, it’s finest to make use of a Prismatic Hammer.

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Residing on within the new console era

With the discharge of this new era of consoles, we wished The Outer Worlds to reside on for future spacers to get pleasure from. We wished to make The Board proud and stop this must-play RPG from ageing prematurely as new video games come rolling in, whereas on the identical time offering a related, modernized house colonist expertise for all newcomers to Halcyon. The technical capabilities launched with the Xbox Sequence X and S made it clear there was room for enchancment! Not simply in how the sport seems to be, but additionally concerning how the sport feels.

This meant brushing up what have been already among the strengths of the core sport: an engrossing storyline influenced by the in-game selections you make, quirky but endearing companions – every with distinctive talents and their very own missions so that you can assist them full – a freely diversified fight system yielding high-intensity encounters along with your enemies, and rather more…

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The street to creating the definitive model of The Outer Worlds

So we grabbed our spacer’s dev kits and set to work. In fact, we labored on visible enhancements reminiscent of bringing 4K, 60FPS graphics, volumetric lighting, improved particular results, higher particle physics, and enhancing the environments with elevated asset density and visible storytelling.

However we additionally strived to create a smoother gaming expertise by making the fight and companion AIs smarter, improved the open-world sensation via higher depth, reworked the vistas already within the sport, and up to date climate variations. On high of that, we reworked character fashions and animations to enhance the texture of the sport. Lastly, we thought this Spacer’s Alternative Version would make much more sense if it included the bottom sport’s DLC expansions, Peril on Gorgon and Murder on Eridanos, so we did simply that. Now the expertise is even richer! And we elevated the extent cap to 99, to present gamers much more methods to construct their character from the seven branches of the talent tree.

So, what are you ready for, spacer? Halcyon calls to you! Get in your house pods, put your self to cryo-sleep, and are available play this hit RPG in its definitive model. The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Alternative Version arrives on March 7.

When you already personal The Outer Worlds base sport (excluding by way of Xbox Recreation Go) and its related DLC, Peril on Gorgon and Homicide on Eridanos, for Xbox One, it is possible for you to to improve to The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Alternative Version on Xbox Sequence X | S for a lowered buy worth.*

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*Primarily based on Non-public Division’s steered retail worth for The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Alternative Version. Precise worth could differ. Restrict of 1 improve per account. See platform retailer for particulars and phrases. Gamers who personal the digital model of the bottom sport for Xbox One should be signed into an Xbox Sequence console utilizing the identical Microsoft Account they used to buy the bottom sport and its related DLC for Xbox One.