Update (Fri 16th Sep, 2022): In case you missed this, Outer Wilds is now officially Optimised for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and the upgrade is included with Xbox Game Pass! You can download it right now.

Original story (Thu 28th Jul, 2022): We recently included the excellent Outer Wilds in our list of games to play while you're waiting for Starfield, and now you've got an even greater excuse to play it, as it's getting a free Xbox Series X|S upgrade this September.

The exact date is September 15th, 2022, and while it hasn't been definitively confirmed yet, we're assuming the upgrade will be available on Xbox Game Pass as Outer Wilds is currently included as part of the service.

This version of the game brings Outer Wilds up to native 60FPS on both consoles.

If you haven't played Outer Wilds before, here's what you can expect from it:

"Outer Wilds is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop. You're the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system."

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