A patch for sci-fi action RPG The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition has been released, which purports to fix many of the performance issues players have reported in recent days.
The Spacer's Choice PS5 upgrade was released in such a poor state that it had some players immediately calling for refunds, complaining of abysmal performance and numerous bugs. Private Division, the title's embattled publisher, has promised to address players' issues in this and in future patches, despite recent layoffs.
We haven't had a chance to try it out for ourselves, but reactions as to whether or not the game runs any better are mixed. Some players are reporting improvements, while others swear it's exactly the same.
Did you pick up The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition? Have you noticed any improvement since the patch was released? Fill out a customer support ticket and direct it to the comments section below.
The usual wait till a game is in the desired state
never buy a game at launch
@jrt87 enhanced bugs and crashes...welcome to the next gen of unfinished releases all in glorious 4k 30fps if you are lucky...
Tried it at the weekend. Better than it was but still awful to the point of unplayable. Instead of constant frame rate issues the issues now fluctuate to make it inconsistent frame rate issues. I'll give them another week to fix it and then I want my money back
@Throb 😂 You think PS about to give you your money back………… Good Luck
Modern gaming in a nutshell. What a f*ing joke. You would at least expect the complete edition to actually work and be fully patched at launch. Still waiting for CyberPunk complete edition, it's been 2+ years and the police system in that game is still wack.
@trev666 In this case I won't even bother. It's ridiculous that these things are still going on.
The consoles look more alike then ever but the quality of games are getting worse. My favorite way to combat this is just not buying these games anymore.
I loved it when a developer told they will patch to which I responded maybe I'll buy it at a massive discount or even better I won't even bother.
I hate it so much that games get released in a almost unplayable state and then they release a statement that with this new patch it will be less bad like its normal what's the use to release a updated version that runs and looks worse then a older version.
@Amusei Same here im sick and tired that games get worse and worse and with a response like this it's even more insulting. The worst thing is that you have people who defend these practices especially the Cyberpunk community here.
Why don't you miserable people just quit gaming? We have a 10/10 out of game releasing this week, Star Wars Jedi Survivor next month, and we still have FFXVI and Spiderman 2 later this year. Then there's the dozens of high quality indie games that look promising. But no, focus on the buggiest games in the industry instead. I see Cyberpunk mentioned multiple times here. Yes, that game is bad but just don't buy it? Why become so cynical of the industry based on a few bad eggs? I love gaming but I avoid the ones that are rushed out usually.
But seriously, if you all hate gaming so much there are other hobbies you can take up. Life is too short to do something you dislike. I don't watch TV or movies anymore mostly because I don't find them interactive enough and I'd get bored quick.
@jrt87 couldn't agree more... boundaries of "acceptable and sellable" have been pushed so far beyond what would be possible even just 5-10 years ago, that this whole industry needs a soft reboot to make it appealing again to people who "still member".
@KaijuKaiser Microsoft has nothing to do with this version of the game, as much as I’m sure you want to blame them whenever and wherever you can.
@Sakisa I'm saying thanks for the continued updates. They're doing a fantastic job.
@KaijuKaiser I don't think making valid complaints about an enhanced edition of an old game being released in an unacceptable state in any way equates to 'hating gaming.'
More the opposite - people here are the ones who love gaming enough to engage in discussions about it rather than just buying FIFA and COD every year.
If no-one complained about anything, nothing would ever change. That applies to gaming and pretty much everything else in life.
@jrt87 I don't think I'm being a contrarian. I think that most people tend to be reactionary and can't really put things into perspective properly. Take game prices for example. How many times do we hear people complain about video games being so expensive because they jumped from 60 to 70 dollars?
Now maybe its because you are much younger but when I was playing games in the 90s I clearly remember games being around the same price as they are today. They had way less content and with inflation they'd be roughly 140-150 dollars. I'd say we are getting a better deal than we've ever gotten before. Fighting games for example no longer release rosters of clones. Each fighter is unique and has a very different move set from the next.
There were also bugs in the past. The difference is weren't all online to collectively complain about it. I remember playing Super Pitfall and having my character fall down through the terrain. Early Pokemon games didn't load your opponent properly at times. A lot of early PC games were horribly optimized or just crashed randomly.
I love video games of the past and I also love modern games too. However, if I had to choose which era is better for the consumer I'd definitely go with today's games. Bigger budgets, more content, and cheaper in price by far. Again, your mom and dad were spending 60 to 70 a pop 30 years ago!
@trev666 time and time again it's always the same, never buy day 1 for any game, I guess people have to learn the hard way when they do?
I think its about time studios should start getting fined ,if they release a broken product ,I mean they must know ,but don't care, of course open world games will have bugs ,hogwarts had a few but for the most part it played great ,games like this and cyberpunk, should have some repercussions, apart from gamers on twitter going grrrrrrrr.
@jrt87 oh starfield will be a right mess ,thats pretty much guaranteed
@KaijuKaiser it's not Microsoft, although they own obsidian this is private Division. They have publishing rights and did the "enhanced" addition. Not that MS would have been any better though.
I've been playing it and quality mode is fine for the most part. I notice a small stutter sometimes, but it's not something that really impacts the experience for me. I'd rather have better graphics for a game like The Outer Worlds anyway.
Appreciate the responsiveness of the devs, but probably should have done proper QA and addressed these issues prior to launch. That's on whoever set their delivery timelines, not on the devs/QA.
I was really excited for this honestly, but now I'm not interested at all until they fix the issues and implement PS4 save transfer, if they ever do. I'm probably 30-40 hours into my playthrough on PS4 and don't really have any interest in starting all over again when it shouldn't be necessary.
@Jaz007 someone who comments for what is asked for. Thank you. 👏
@KaijuKaiser nothing to do with Microsoft, Private Division IS the publishers and they hired a third-party to do the work, the last cash grab they can do since they only owns rights for the First game.
And this is why I usually wait a few years for dirt cheap sales...unless it's a game I'm dying to play and afraid of major spoilers.
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