The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition has just released on Steam, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5, and while it was supposed to bring improved graphics and performance, it seems to be running worse than ever. The game has mostly negative reviews on Steam due to poor performance, and the console versions also seem to be suffering from the same issues.
Players have taken to Steam and Reddit to express their disappointment with The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition, citing minimal graphic improvements and significantly worse performance than the original version of the game. One Steam review reads “3080 ti… 35fps… what a joke! So much for better performance.” These performance issues have been echoed across all versions of the game, leading players to suggest that the original version of The Outer Worlds is a better purchase.
Adding to the disappointment of the game’s performance, fans are also unhappy that this upgrade isn’t free for people who already own the game. Instead, anyone who owns the original The Outer Worlds and both DLC packs can pay $10 USD to upgrade to the new version. If you don’t own the DLC, you will need to pick up this new version at the full $60, although it is slightly discounted for the first two weeks it is available.
The release of The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition has been a major disappointment for fans of the game, with players across all platforms reporting poor performance and minimal improvements. If you’re looking to play The Outer Worlds, it seems that the original version is still the best choice.