The Outer Worlds Has PS4 Pro And Xbox One X Enhancements [Update]

Both Microsoft and Sony's most powerful consoles will support 4K.

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Update: Private Division has clarified in a tweet--embedded below--that The Outer Worlds will actually be enhanced on both Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. The difference is that the Xbox One version of the game, like the PC version, will include 4K textures and resolution (which is supported on Xbox One X) while the PS4 version will not. Instead, the PS4 Pro will upsample the graphics and resolution of the PS4 version of the game to 4K. So both Xbox One X and PS4 Pro will play The Outer Worlds in 4K, the difference is that only the former will play the game in true 4K as the latter will simply emulate it.

We've also learned that a huge day one update will be available for The Outer Worlds, though this will only be a concern to those purchasing a physical copy. The Outer Worlds' unlock times have also been confirmed across PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Our original story follows.

In a statement to Windows Central, a Private Division spokesperson said that The Outer Worlds would only support 4K "on Xbox One, no enhancements for PS4 Pro." This means that you will only be able to play The Outer Worlds in 4K on Xbox One X and PC, with the PS4 Pro capping at 1080p.

On PC, The Outer Worlds is a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store. If you pre-order the game, you can nab it at a discount. For those looking to play the upcoming space RPG on Xbox One, The Outer Worlds will be available via Game Pass on launch day.

The Outer Worlds has been marketed as the spiritual successor to the Fallout series--the game is being made by the studio helmed by the series' creators. However, rather than being set on the post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland of Earth, The Outer Worlds is a futuristic science fiction story that takes place on several planets throughout the far reaches of space. Like many RPGs before it, The Outer Worlds emphasizes player choice--giving you the option of choosing your own destiny. Whether you become the universe's savior or conqueror is up to you.

The Outer Worlds will launch for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on October 25. A Switch version of the game is scheduled to release at a later date.

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There, now you all can stop whining.

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@Shantmaster_K: This is the internet. The whining never stops.

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All this rage is pretty damn funny in retrospect, thanks for the update lol. Are all ya guys getting those pre-orders back?

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"why PS4 Pro wouldn't support The Outer Worlds in 4K when Xbox One X will"? Obviously the PS4 cant handle it. Not enough Tflops. Lol.

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Looks like my $2 2month subscription will last long enough to play this. I'll subscribe again when a few more games release that I like. I guess the only exclusive left this yr for my xbox is a resolution. Sony got another handful or more the next 3 months.

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Cool. So now I can guilt free deny the devs and publisher my money by getting the game used on PS4 or just pirating it on PC.

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wasn't going to purchase it anyway. far too much hype surrounding a studio that have only ever really released overhyped games. it's because MS know allot of people who fell for the X1X blag went back to PS4, and let their 1x collect dust.

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@dynamotnt: Fallout: New Vegas, KOTOR 2, Pillars of Eternity, South Park: The Stick of Truth. Don't be dumb. They scored and sold very well.

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@dynamotnt: actually a majority of their released games get pretty good reviews. They are a very good developer

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That's a shame; was looking forward to this game but not buying it after this news. Good thing Metro Exodus is on sale.

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@Mondrath: You're not buying a game just because it's going to be enhanced on PS4? Pathetic.

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@Shantmaster_K:

Incorrect. I wasn't going to buy a game because it wasn't enhanced for PS4 Pro. I didn't spend a fortune (by my humble standards) on a new console and a 4K tv just so I can get the same quality as base PS4. It's a mute point now though because it is enhanced after all.

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@Mondrath: Where is it on sale?

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It's in the Halloween deal section on the UK ps store

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@Mondrath: exodus is worth every penny. it's like a re-envisioned metro, has more in common with stalker then metro now, sooo good.

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@dynamotnt: good to know. Thanks for the info

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Microsoft's grimy fingers are all over this decision.

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No. More like a developer/publisher decision based on the ps consoles not being able to do true native 4k.

But keep believing that if it makes you feel better.

Looking forward to this game on my 1X. The graphics really seem to pop when watching the trailer in the Xbox store. So colourful too.

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@gamerbum: Enjoy playing on an inferior platform I guess? I'll take it where it runs best.

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@Thanatos2k: Nah, the fingers are Sony's for releasing a shoddy 4k console....

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@sealionact: as 4k consoles they are both shoddy. The xbox just not as shoddy. But xbox still looks like liars because they advertise "True 4K" with no cut backs. Sony advertise what the ps4 pro pretty much is.

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@pcps4xb said:

@sealionact: as 4k consoles they are both shoddy. The xbox just not as shoddy. But xbox still looks like liars because they advertise "True 4K" with no cut backs. Sony advertise what the ps4 pro pretty much is.

That's some excellent damage controlling there... Saying something is shoddy - but not as shoddy as something else - is another way of saying "Better" isn't it?

And please, do try and look through those Sony tinted glasses before calling MS liars....

https://abload.de/img/20181025_202757g9d6s.jpg

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@sealionact: I have all platforms including a pc so I'm not afraid to call a spade a spade. Its actually you the one that has to take off them xbox glasses. I don't deny the slightest that the X is more powerful. I don't even need to own one to know that fact. But neither are true 4K consoles so that makes them both shoddy. Is xbox better at doing it? Yes ofcourse. Is that better for you? But the fact that calling only the pro a shoddy 4k console is proof you need to take them glasses off. I play games not corporations. What I've said still stands. You just got emotionally triggered that's all.

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@pcps4xb: The ps4 pro is marketed as a 4k console. That's all it has over the vanilla PS4....it plays the same games, same apps and plays the same media and is aimed at people with 4k tvs.

It doesn't have a UHD drive, and very rarely actually hits actual 4k when gaming....as such, It absolutely is a shoddy 4k console, and I couldn't care less who makes it.

Hey if you're insecure enough to need to call the x1x "shoddy, but less shoddy" then go for it....

You ignoring Sony's claim of playing rdr2 in 4k after calling ms liars just proves your bias.

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@sealionact: actually the pro is not marketed as a "True 4k console with no compromises" but the X is and you'd be a fanboy to agree.

You keep telling me the pro rarely hits 4k which I already know. Are you that emotional that you're arguing something i didn't mention? If you're going to re-quote me then don't leave out the main part of my arguement and again trying to argue a point I didn't bring up. I called both consoles shoddy as 4K consoles and that's a fact. Doesn't mean the consoles are shoddy, they're actually great for the money. Care to defend another point I didn't mention? Have a lollipop or something you're too emotional for your Xbox man lol.

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@pcps4xb said:

@sealionact: actually the pro is not marketed as a "True 4k console with no compromises" but the X is and you'd be a fanboy to agree.

You keep telling me the pro rarely hits 4k which I already know. Are you that emotional that you're arguing something i didn't mention? If you're going to re-quote me then don't leave out the main part of my arguement and again trying to argue a point I didn't bring up. I called both consoles shoddy as 4K consoles and that's a fact. Doesn't mean the consoles are shoddy, they're actually great for the money. Care to defend another point I didn't mention? Have a lollipop or something you're too emotional for your Xbox man lol.

Lol .... I'm not defending any of your points. You lay down one definition of lying for MS, and another for Sony....that's what I'm picking up on.
"Play RDR2 on PS4 Pro in 4k"
That's just not the case, but somehow fanboys would only get outraged by this statement if MS tried it....

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@sealionact: I believe they both lie let me make that clear. And do you agree as 4K consoles, they are both shoddy? It seemed to me you were arguing that the X is a "True 4k console with no compromises". That's also a lie. The rdr2 thing you mentioned I've not read before but I don't doubt it.

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@pcps4xb said:

@sealionact: I believe they both lie let me make that clear. And do you agree as 4K consoles, they are both shoddy? It seemed to me you were arguing that the X is a "True 4k console with no compromises". That's also a lie. The rdr2 thing you mentioned I've not read before but I don't doubt it.

Well, it's all argumentative. Yes, you could argue the x1x is a shoddy 4k console because it doesn't play every single game in native 4k .... but it's streets ahead of the pro in that regard, and by the fact that you can watch actual 4k movies the way they were meant to be, as opposed to extremely compromised streaming 4k with Netflix etc. In my experience, the games on x1x that aren't native 4k are the ones where they target 60 fps ... those that target 30fps are actual native 4k.

My initial point however, was that Outer Worlds has poor performance due to Pro's performance, not because MS interfered as was claimed....

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@sealionact: What are you talking about. Neither console is actual 4k. We'll be sure to discover after the game is out the shady tricks they applied to pretend it's native 4k when it's actually not.

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@Thanatos2k: I'm talking about actual 4k. Not that that automatically makes a game better, but when you try and hold the pro up to x1x in the same light you make me giggle. X1x handles actual 4k Media and it also has a very good record of performance at 4k with games, but still can't handle every game at native 4k. As disappointing as that may be, pro doesn't even come close to that. Heck, the closest it gets to 4k ist with Netflix, and that's so compressed that it looks nothing like true 4k...

As for your original comment, ms now own Obsidian...and if this were Sony, they would have cancelled any game rather than let it release on Xbox. The fact that the pro version will receive an enhancement as confirmed by the Devs just made a nonsense of your comment.

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@sealionact: You're pretending like I said things I absolutely did not, which seems to be a pattern of yours.

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@Thanatos2k: "Microsoft's grimy fingers are all over this decision."

"Neither console is actual 4k."

You absolutely didn't say that?

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Actually not so surprising. I remember the ps2/xbox era well. There's a long history of xbox getting the extra fancy version of a game that's just standard on ps. Idk why they feel like they have to do it that way, but it's about 20 years past being a new thing.

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kinda sucks, but not really unexpected

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Anyone saying this is MS doing shady things should take off his/her Sony glasses!
Making potentiall PS players boycotting the game is simply not in MS interests as they wanna make MONEY.

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@sladakrobot: For context PS Pro user here, Sone took First shot with CoDMW but we got only one multiplayer Mode in game which is Full of potencial (but will be butchered by Macrotransactions) here we will get game which is performing lesser, which is a Di... move in my opinion. If it will not use any of Pro potencial (same rates and 1080 as slim) than is not worth same for me. Will buy it but 25$ is max for it. And i love this developer, but still lets love developers, but judge them by actions like DREAD.

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@sladakrobot: If you think Microsoft doesn't have do shady stuff, then I have some beach front property to sell you in Montana. Microsoft has repeatedly thrown tens of millions of dollars for timed exclusives of dlc just to screw over sony players. They bought Rare and killed it off for the sole purpose of screwing over Nintendo. Microsoft will throw around money left and right in attempts to kill off it's competitors.

Microsoft does not create, they either copy other peoples ideas, or buy and take away other peoples. But yes, I am sure a company with a vast history of wasting money to spite others, is clearly above doing something spiteful and petty, especially something that would purposely get people to buy the microsoft version of the game.

Again, lovely beach front property in montana with your name all over it

EDIT: And when I say this, it isn't out of hatred of Microsoft. Growing up I loved games from Microsoft and get frustrated with their current business model. My hope for them has and is that they will stop wasting money on playing keep away from others, and invest that money into creations of their own and they stop buying and shutting down studios. Offering something different the way Sony and Nintendo do creates a lot more good will than playing keep away.

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@Maize84: ....and I have a picture of you in my dictionary under the definition of delusional.

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@sealionact: I see who's the one doing damage control here lol

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@Maize84:

I’ve never read such a bs post in all my life. You are talking through your backside. Away with you. Be gone. Go play your overrated single player play once and forget about them bore fests.

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@gamerbum: awww calling GOTY games bore fests.....

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And it'll still sell way better on the Sony side.

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@Carpetfluff: pff. reminds me of ps2 era when xbox and gc were superior machines and all the best fun was on them. ps2 games sold because of reasons

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At least the game isn't exclusive to one platform, being a Microsoft IP. I would sympathize, but I know how the competition likes to handle their exclusive deals on 3rd party games.

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@chris91090: True on that, but still i do not See Gears of War on PS :) If they did it for PS4 than why ? Microsoft would also profit if PS version sell good would they? This will not make me remember Microsoft positeavley would it?

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@andrzejak87: Gears 5 isn't on PS true, but it is on Steam (a series first), the Windows 10 store, and naturally the Xbox. Should Microsoft even release first party games on other platforms, especially with the criticism they currently get with "lack of exclusives"? I personally don't care. But I know if I was told that line for several years I wouldn't feel bad about some platform restrictions.

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@chris91090: Because they were already making the game when Microsoft bought them. Their next game will not be on Playstation.

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Not so surprising, considering...

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Its a cracking game no matte what res, Xbox boys can get it looking even better and good for them.

Anyone know IF the ps pro can handle it or are Microsoft just not releasing it 4k (checker-boarded)?

I hope its 60 frames at 1080 on the ps4, its definitely not gonna be lonely this Christmas with all the tiptop games arriving.

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