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The Outer Worlds launches on Xbox Game Pass

The Outer Worlds
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What you need to know

  • The Outer Worlds is a first-person adventure game from Obsidian Entertainment.
  • The title is finally available on Xbox One and PC.
  • The game is also on PlayStation 4 due to past publishing agreements.
  • The Outer Worlds can be accessed through Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).

The Outer Worlds is a first-person adventure game from Obsidian Entertainment. Despite the fact that the team is now a part of Xbox Game Studios, this game is available on PlayStation 4 — and will be coming to Nintendo Switch down the line.

If you've been waiting for the title for a while, you'll be happy to know that it's finally available on Xbox One and PC through Xbox Game Pass. You can either purchase it for $60, or play it through Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One or PC. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers both subscriptions and Xbox Live Gold for $15 a month.

The Outer Worlds is Xbox One X Enhanced and features 4K resolution and 4K textures just like the PC version. The frame rate appears to be locked to 30 frames per second though, unlike the PC port. The PlayStation 4 Pro version doesn't appear to feature 4K textures and only renders at 1440p.

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In Windows Central's review, Jez Corden wrote, "The Outer Worlds is a tremendous role-playing game that feels like the culmination of Obsidian Entertainment's efforts with similar franchises over the years. As a fan of classic BioWare and Bethesda games, The Outer Worlds not only scratches the itch, but exceeds the legacy of the titles it draws inspiration from in some ways."

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • Shame the didn't include a third person mode. Love the look of it, just don't play first person games at all.
  • A lot of the enemies are fast-moving and somewhat annoying to hit, I think a third-person mode would’ve just made that harder.
  • 3rd person wouldn't work. Fallout Bethesda games suffer from trying to include both modes. Enemy movement speed isn't correct in Bethesda games. And you would have to slow TOW down for 3rd person. Best design choice was not having a 3rd person mode. Sucks for someone like yourself. But the gane design is better for it.
  • True but there seems to be a bug on Xbox one X in regards to foliage or it is deliberately missing as is just compared to PS4 Pro and PC it is rather sparse. No point running a game at twice the resolution of PS4 Pro if they skimp on the details like foliage as it ruins the immersion in the world. Hopefully this is patched to bring it up to spec. Bit embarrassing Xbox one X has less world density than base PS4. This is now the 2nd time this has been allowed to happen after the disastrous Xbox one X port of Borderlands 3 looking worse than Base PS4 in detail.
    We are well aware the base Xbox one underperforms but that is no reason to be lazy and just uprez the game for Xbox one X without looking at lod for the more powerful console.
    Obsidian need to put this right if there is any hope of a sequel.