Let me tell you something about my gaming setup. I currently have my gaming PC, where I work and play games, sitting in a corner of my room. I have an HDMI cable leading from my GPU to an HD Y-splitter, where one cable leads to a monitor and another to my HDTV. Why? Because sometimes I enjoy just being able to lie back on my bed and play PC games in the most lazy-ass way I can manage. I recently got through Control this way. But let me tell you, trying to read through that game’s mountain of flavor text with tiny font was a chore. So you can imagine how I felt while playing The Outer Worlds with its similar choice in fine print. Thankfully, Obsidian is coming out with a patch next week for The Outer Worlds that increases font size. It does some other stuff, too.
And thank the stars, because my eyes and abs can’t take the strain anymore. Other than fruitlessly squinting, I’ve been sitting up to try and read the screen in every conversation. It’s starting to feel like I’m running a one-man yoga class in my apartment while rocking this face.
Adreno for the eyes
The 188.8.131.52 patch for The Outer Worlds will be out next week, bringing a handful of changes. Increased font size for conversations and subtitles has been likely the most requested quality of life improvements. The patch will also fix a crashing issue with the Tartarus, and prevent your dear companions from dying and causing you to fail their quests on all difficulty modes save for Supernova. Here is the entire list of changes dropped earlier today at the Obsidian forums:
- The crashing issue in Tartarus
- Increase Font Size – Conversations/Subtitles
- Muffled sound effects occur at random times for players on the PS4
- Companions dying and failing companion quests on modes other than Supernova
- Unable to finish “Radio Free Monarch”
- Trophy “Not the Best Choice” fails to unlock properly
“At this time, we would like to let you all know that we are looking at releasing a patch next week to implement some changes and bug fixes,” reads the patch update. “This patch is currently in the testing phase and as long as no other issues occur during this time, we hope to release it to you all sometime next week. Please be aware that this can change, but we are working hard to make this timeline and things are looking good thus far.”