Old-school RPG Outward, first released for PlayStation 4 back in 2019, is being repackaged in a Definitive Edition on PS5 next week. A free PS4 to PS5 upgrade is available for current owners, but you will need to jump through an extra hoop to qualify for the offer. As well as the base game, you must also have purchased The Brothers DLC off the PS Store. It costs £15.99/$19.99.

The Definitive Edition will release on 17th May 2022, but Nine Dots Studio hasn't shared any details on the graphical modes and framerate options the current-gen version will contain. On a base PS4 and PS4 Pro, Outward runs at around 30fps, so a boost in this area would be most welcomed. As for the game itself, this new version will make changes to combat and interactions, and features introduced by DLC will be implemented into the original adventure.

In our Outward PS4 review, we awarded the RPG a 6/10. "Outward may aim high but is most definitely flawed, constituting a game just above par that's most ideal for RPG enthusiasts," we concluded. The game has been patched numerous times since release, however, and has been treated to two expansions — The Brothers and The Soroboreans.

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