Better but still bad The first patch solved performance issues

“Better, but still bad”: The first patch solved performance issues in The Outer Worlds remaster, but not all and not for all

The developers of the remastered satirical role-playing game The Outer Worlds, which received raving reviews on Steam, Approved the promised first update. The patch fixed some of the performance issues, but some users reported no major changes and new issues.

    Image Source: Steam

Image Source: Steam

Patch 1.1 is now available on PC (steam, Epic game store And GOG) and PlayStation 5. In Microsoft storeas well as on the Xbox Series X and S, the update should appear by the middle of next week.

According to the developers, patch 1.1 improves performance on PCs with high-end graphics cards by adjusting the graphics settings of the “Very High” and “Ultra” levels. In addition, the creators have lowered settings for global illumination in the screen area (SSGI), which were too high at the time of publication, and improved the dynamic resolution on PC.

Improved frame rates in Performance mode and updated Screen Space Reflections (SSR) settings in Cinematic mode were also announced on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S. and on Xbox Series S, increased texture resolution and fixed skin shading issues for some companions. Texture flickering and character hair glow are now less common across all platforms.

Developers warned that the patch will not fix all issues and promised to keep working on fixes. Measured at reviews, the update did not please all users. They report a decrease in frame rate (one of the players has it now does not reach 60 fps on low settings, although before the patch it was 75 frames / s on medium), the remaining problems with the frame time (frame time), causing the picture to “jerk”, and simply no changes. However, many have reported significant performance improvements.

“The performance got a little better, but still badwrote noname is playing on a PC with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super. — The game runs significantly faster when you set the graphic effects to medium, but then the picture looks twice as bad.

“The patch has significantly improved performance and is now playable.divided Domi. — However, in my case the framerate is about twice as low as the original, so I think the developers have to aim for something.

The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition was released on March 7th. An upgrade to the remaster for owners of the original game and two add-ons was $10. The re-release launched on Steam with “very negative” reviews (19% based on 173 reviews). To date, the number of reviews has reached 354, and the rating has increased to 25% (reviews are “overwhelmingly negative”).

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