The Outer Worlds Will Be Enhanced On Xbox One X, Not For PS4 Pro
Update: Publisher Private Division has now clarified that The Outer Worlds will have native 4K textures and resolution for the Xbox One X, while 4K will be achieved via upsampling from 1440p on the PS4 Pro.
With the release date for The Outer Worlds less than two weeks away, fans are more excited than ever to sink their teeth into the latest title from Obsidian Entertainment. Since the game is arriving on the back half of this current console generation, it has been expected that The Outer Worlds would offer enhanced support for Microsoft and Sony’s souped up consoles, the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro. Unfortunately, it looks like the PS4 Pro is being left out in the cold.
In a recent statement to Windows Central, The Outer Worlds publisher Private Division stated that there would be “no enhancements for PS4 Pro,” effectively shutting that door for good. While it may seem strange that Sony’s console is being singled out, it should be noted that Obsidian is now a Microsoft-owned company as of its acquisition last year.
Now a part of its suite of ‘Xbox Game Studios,’ this isn’t necessarily the reason why no enhancements are being made for the PS4 Pro, though I wouldn’t personally be surprised if that were the case. After all, Sony has essentially dominated the console wars with the PlayStation 4 due in part to its numerous game exclusives, so it wouldn’t be particularly surprising if Microsoft gave the order to prevent any enhancements going to the PS4 Pro. As such, the definitive way to play The Outer Worlds is, well, not by playing it on the PS4 Pro.
The Outer Worlds releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 25, with a Nintendo Switch version planned in the future.
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