As gamers eagerly anticipate the release of The Outer Worlds this coming Friday, console players are already dreading the always annoying day one patch. The day one patch comes in at a tremendous 38 GB for the Xbox One, and 18 GB for the PS4, with PS4 Pro users getting a graphics update despite previous reports.
Developer Private Division confirmed the day one patch for the space-themed shooter will give 1440p support for the PS4 Pro, a stark contrast to earlier reports that the console would not include the enhanced graphics. PC and Xbox users remain the only platform to support 4K resolution, with no plans to add the PS4 Pro to the mix.
Gamers are in for a long night come Friday, with not only The Outer Worlds' costly upgrade, but Call of Duty: Modern Warfare also boasting a massive patch to combat day one instabilities. Unless PC is the platform of choice, being that no patches will be necessary, console users are going to have to scramble and decide on how to free up the space needed to play these heavily anticipated titles.
Bug fixes and stability updates highlight the reason behind the patch, but no further explanation as to why the Xbox patch is over double that of the PlayStation has been confirmed by Obsidian or Microsoft. Either way, console gamers are going to have to wait that much longer to play one of the most anticipated titles of the year.
Many have been hoping for some sort of continuation of Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas, and The Outer Worlds looks to be the game fans have been hoping for. An intergalactic adventure of choice, consequence, and revenge, players must embrace their inner hero or villain to save a space colony. While the anticipation is certainly keeping everyone on edge, a hefty patch might just be the right thing to enhance calm. After all, it doesn't seem that there will be many other options come October 25th.