The Outer Worlds’ Enhanced Edition Releases Next Week

We live in a time where the re-release is becoming an increasingly popular concept. From total rebuilds and remakes to graphical enhancements, Game of the Year editions, and anniversary editions, there are more than enough reasons to put a game back on the shelves after ‘x’ amount of time.

Now, it has been revealed that The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition, that game’s re-release, is slated to drop next week, on March 7th, bringing a wide array of upgrades, overhauls, and yes, enhancements to the game that launched in 2019.

But is it really enough to warrant a re-release?

They’ll Re-Release Anything

If you pull together every piece of DLC released for a game and reskin something, you can republish it as a re-release, no questions asked, right?

The Outer Worlds, from Obsidian (of Fallout: New Vegas fame), was a relatively well-received game when it launched in 2019, boasting open-ended RPG gameplay set in a fictional universe that was colourful, comedic, and hilariously violent.

Last year, it was revealed that an updated version would release at some point. This news came more than 12 months after Obsidian dropped a humorous cinematic trailer showing The Outer Worlds 2, which basically mocked the industry and explained that almost no work had actually been done on the game:

Now, it has been revealed that, after much anticipation, The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition will release next week, on March 7th. Here’s what’s different:

  • Higher resolution graphics package
  • Dynamic, ever-changing weather system
  • Enhanced lighting and environments
  • Improved stability, performance, and faster load times
  • Redesigned and upgraded character models
  • Increased max level cap

Not only that, but The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition will also come with the game’s duo of expansions: Peril on Gorgon and Murder on Eridanos. For the most part, The Outer Worlds faded quite quickly after it was released, such is the plague of single-player exclusive games, but it was admittedly quite an enjoyable game overall.

There’s a great bit of news for fans of the game that already own the base game and the aforementioned DLC bundles – an upgrade to the Spacer’s Choice Edition will cost just £5 or $9.99, depending on your region.

Is that enough to warrant a re-release, and will you be picking up the Spacer’s Choice Edition yourself? It’ll be available on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC if you want to invest.

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