The Outer Worlds PS5 PlayStation

The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition was just released on PS5, and the RPG runs quite badly even in its dedicated performance mode, with the state of the game already causing some players to call for refunds in threads on the game's subreddit.

Customer support has directed affected players (which appears to be everyone on PS5) to submit bug reports to embattled publisher Private Division, although bugs are likely not the root cause of the game's performance issues.

Private Division was hit with a round of layoffs earlier this week, a move parent company Take-Two Interactive described as necessary for "another extended period of success". The Outer Worlds was originally developed by Obsidian Entertainment (now owned by Microsoft), with the game's Twitter account directing fans towards the stricken publisher for answers.

It's unclear if either Private Division or Sony will issue refunds. It's admittedly not the train wreck that was Cyberpunk 2077 at launch, but we'll keep an eye on the situation as it develops. Were you stung by The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition on PS5? Submit a complaint to someone who cares, your brothers and sisters in the comments section below.

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