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The Outer Worlds now appears to run at 60 FPS on Xbox Series X and PS5

The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds (Image credit: Obsidian)

What you need to know

  • The Outer Worlds is a 2019 science-fiction role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Private Division.
  • Obsidian previously stated that The Outer Worlds would be optimized for Xbox Series X.
  • The latest patch for the game appears to have enabled The Outer Worlds to run at 60 FPS on Xbox Series X and PS5.

We've started seeing users on Twitter and Reddit report that the latest update for Obsidian Entertainment's The Outer Worlds allows the game to run at 60 FPS. After seeing these reports, we've tested the game and can confirm that with this latest update, The Outer Worlds runs at 60 FPS (or close to it) on Xbox Series X and PS5. At the moment of this being written, we're not sure if this also applies for Xbox Series S. The update is about 26 GB in size.

Back in 2020 when discussing the Peril on Gorgon DLC, Obsidian Entertainment revealed that The Outer Worlds would be optimized for Xbox Series X at some point in the future. It's currently unclear if Obsidian has foregone doing a dedicated next-generation patch or if this is simply the first step.

The next expansion for The Outer Worlds is called Murder on Eridanos and is set to arrive on March 17. Players will have to solve mysterious crimes, while the list of science weapons in The Outer Worlds continues to grow.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

5 Comments
  • haha oh man I've already played through this twice. At least the final DLC will be at 60fps.
  • It's just had a 30GB+ download on PC
  • I hope series X gets the Screen Space ambient occlusion from the PC version as often the ground texture looked weird and ugly on console compared to PC. Especially when walking around in the towns.
  • Good to see legacy support on game titles released through existing contracts on Playstation. I've been waiting to play an enhanced version since I got my Series X. The time is now.
  • It is way better at 60 fps but sadly it is really just the Xbox one X version running at 60 fps. It's evident so much more could and should be done for Series X. It has none of the better PC options such as SSAO which fixes the issues with tiling in the towns. It always looks like it's full of weird puddles on XBox where as PC it looks clean. Also in outdoor areas there is way too much pop in as nothing has been done to allow for more draw distance and the culling is still too short as it was needed for Xbox One X at the time.
    I really hope they treat this game with the respect it deserves and don't just leave it as an unlocked framerate xbox one X version.