Another week, another shoddy PC port. Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division launched The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition yesterday, a new, “ultimate” version of the award-winning RPG that includes remastered graphics and more, but following a hugely negative response from early owners, Obsidian has now admitted that the game is the latest in a long line of disappointing PC releases, having apologized to players on the game’s official subreddit, where they’re being encouraged to submit bug reports. Some critics on Steam claim that the update is so badly optimized that even GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080 GPUs are struggling to hit 35 FPS under the 4K Ultra setting, which is surprising, being that the game lacks ray tracing. The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition is currently available at a discount for $47 on Steam, although those who own the base game and all of its DLCs already can get the upgrade for $9.99.
From an r/TheOuterWorlds post:
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!