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Obsidian Has Apologised For The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition’s Performance Issues

It's not the best choice, it's Spacer's Choice!

The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition launched earlier this week, giving the game (along with its two DLC expansions) something of a facelift for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

Almost immediately after its release, players began to report numerous technical issues on all platforms. It seems that PC is the worst-affected, with the game’s user review score on Steam currently sitting at “Very Negative” and mostly citing poor framerates compared to the previous version of the game on the same hardware. The issues definitely extend at least to PlayStation 5, where we reviewed the otherwise-great update and noted that performance in the “performance” setting was… not overly performant.

Now, the game’s original developer Obsidian has responded to the outcry from fans, apologising for the issues and promising to fix them in a post on Reddit. The post reads:

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“I am sorry that you all have been experiencing performance issues with The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition. I understand how frustrating this can be, and I assure you the team at Private Division is working on getting a patch out as soon as possible. When we have more information about that patch we’ll be sure to let folks know.

If you run into any other issues while playing the game, please feel free to submit a support ticket to Private Division. They are the dedicated support for The Outer Worlds, and we’re doing our best to funnel all of the information to them, so they can find solutions as quickly as possible.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!”

The post directs players experiencing specific issues to submit a support ticket to publisher Private Division at this link.