2019's fantastic The Outer Worlds is getting a special definitive version on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (along with various other platforms) next week in the form of The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition.
This version of the game will introduce various new features including a surprising remaster in the visual department, along with performance improvements, an increased level cap and all of the game's DLCs.
Here's a bit more about what you can expect:
• It’s The Outer Worlds you love, but even better: 2019’s hit RPG has been updated with better graphics, improved performance, additional animations, higher-res environments, and more.
• Increased level cap: A higher level cap means even more ways to build your character from the seven branches of the skill tree.
• The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops, they also affect your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.
• Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It's up to you to help them achieve their goals, or exploit them to your own ends.
• Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by the Halcyon Holdings Corporate Board. They control everything... except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.
If you're wondering how you can get access to this version of The Outer Worlds if you already own the game and its DLCs on Xbox, you'll be able to upgrade to the "Spacer's Choice Edition" for a price of £5 in the UK. If you only own the base game though, it sounds like you'll be forced to cough up the full price (£49.99) for the new version.
The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition launches for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on March 7th, 2023, and don't forget that you can already play the base game from 2019 right now on Xbox Game Pass.