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The Outer Worlds will feature 4K on Xbox One X but not on PS4 Pro

Published: 13:50, 16 October 2019
Updated: 13:54, 16 October 2019
Obsidian Entertainment
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The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds publisher Private Division have officially confirmed that their upcoming RPG title will only feature 4K enhancements on Xbox One X, not PlayStation 4 Pro.

The Outer Worlds release date is set for later this month and the developers Obsidian Entertainment have been talking about their game in the last few days, sharing more details about the story, characters and gameplay. Today, the publisher revealed what kind of performance and visual quality can PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players expect from the game.

Since The Outer Worlds is set in a futuristic colony filled with unique and colourful biomes, animals and locations, it's safe to say that players would love to see it all in the best possible quality. However, it looks like not all players will get to play The Outer Worlds in its best version.

According to publisher Private Division and a spokesperson for the company who talked to Windows Central, The Outer Worlds will support 4K resolution only on Xbox One X, while on PlayStation 4 Pro, it will run only in 1080p. "4K on Xbox One, no enhancements for PS4 Pro," the publisher confirmed.

While this is quite surprising since PlayStation 4 Pro usually gets at least some enhancements, it's not the first time that games offer better graphics on Xbox One X. Gearbox's We Happy Few also ran at 4K resolution on Xbox One X but only offered muddy 1080p on Sony's console.

Of course, PC players have nothing to worry about and can push Outer Worlds graphics settings sliders as high as they want if they have the graphics cards and CPUs capable of delivering acceptable framerates.​

Obsidian Outer Worlds screenshot showing a city Outer Worlds

All in all, it's always good to see when devs take advantage of the additional power, even if PlayStation 4 users won't benefit from Obsidian's hard work.

The Outer Worlds is officially hitting the shelves on 25 October 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while the Nintendo Switch version will be released later this year.

The Outer Worlds, action RPG by Obsidian Entertainment

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