Originally outed early by a sneaky classification rating, Obsidian has officially unveiled The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition, an updated and upgraded version of its excellent 2019 space-faring RPG.
We reviewed The Outer Worlds in its original release, giving it an 8.5/10 and saying “The Outer Worlds is the kind of inspired take on a genre that could only come from a team as passionate and talented as Obsidian. It’s not perfect, but it’s creative, succinct, compelling and funny in all the right ways.”
Now, that same game is returning with all of its post-launch expansions included alongside a bevvy of enhancements for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and modern PCs on March 7th.
Check out the delightfully on-brand trailer for The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition below:
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, the studio goes into a little more detail around what fans can expect in this updated version of the game. Enhancements include 4K/60FPS visuals, improved volumetric lighting and particle systems, increased environmental density, smarter AI, new weather conditions, reworked character models and animations, something described as “improved open-world sensation” and a heap more.
Both the Peril on Gorgon and Murder on Eridanos expansions are included as part of the new package on every platform, and the level cap has been raised to 99 to give players even more ways to build their character from the seven branches of the skill tree.
Specifically on PS5 there’s also now support for the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.
The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition will be available as a standalone release for $89.95 AUD on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC on March 7th. Players who already own the game and both DLCs on the same console platform (or from the same PC digital storefront) will be able to upgrade to the Spacer’s Choice Edition for a fee of $12 AUD.