Just over a month ago, on the 7th March, The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition brought Obsidian Entertainment's quirky RPG to PS5. The upgraded sci-fi adventure promised loads of visual improvements and better technical performance overall. Unfortunately, only one of those promises was actually realised; the game certainly looked prettier on PS5, with its enhanced lightning and vibrant colours, but it suffered from some frankly inexcusable frame rate drops and hitches.
Here we are two patches later, and The Outer Worlds is still a mess on PS5. Despite the most recent update — which released earlier today at the time of writing — boasting "frame rate improvements", we honestly can't see much of a difference. A quick test run through the game's opening hours reveals that the frame rate is still incapable of maintaining 60 or even 30 frames-per-second, depending on your chosen graphics mode.