Today I’d like to share some of the improvements we’ve made Outward on Xbox One. Yes, the game was released over two years ago, but to this day I am thrilled to say that we still have a community of players immersing themselves in the Aurai dungeons and eagerly awaiting The three brothers, the second expansion of our open-world role-playing game.
Outward was developed by Nine Dots Studio on a PC, but it was Grip who first took up the technical challenge of porting this game to consoles. It wasn’t an easy project. We wanted players to be able to move anywhere in the split screen and not always stay close. That meant that all of the outdoor areas were loaded into the console’s memory instead of loading the assets based on the location of the player. This explains why some of the textures were of a lower resolution than in large productions. When it was released, there were complaints about the quality of the graphics on Xbox compared to PC. Regardless of the context of development, these complaints were valid and heard. Grip went out of their way to patch what they could over the months that followed.
After the release of The SoroboreansThe other time we did our first expansion, we looked at the status of the console ports and concluded that more improvements were needed. So we decided to take a fresh look at the console ports. This new studio, Blitworks, sure delivered it!
Some loading times were noticeably reduced. For example, the village of Cierzo on Xbox is now about 5 seconds faster than it was. More notably, however, many textures have been increased in resolution while maintaining or, in some cases, improving the frame rate. Outward was created on a very tight budget so we could never aim for the same graphical fidelity as AAA productions like Gears of War or The Medium could. However, for developers like us, it’s so satisfying to see our games get a little closer with each optimization.
So while we understand the The three brothers It takes a while for DLC to arrive on the console. We believe the quality overhaul for the entire game is worth the wait. In addition, this revision applies to the base game so that all players can benefit from it!
This patch is available today along with the The three brothers. We hope this upgrade will bring players old and new to discover the beauty and danger of Aurai. We don’t let Outward After that, we even have plans for the new generation of consoles, so stay tuned!
Outwardly: The three brothers
There is more than destruction in an adventurer’s path, the time has come to rebuild! You will play a major role in Aurai’s timeline: join the rebuilding effort of the old Sirocco Refugee Camp by providing the unfortunate people there with a new place to call home, a new Sirocco. New weapons, skills and numerous other devices will help you on your uncertain journey into the unknown. The gates open and the path leads to the “Caldera”, a new region in the world of Outward that awaits you with new adventures, dangers and secrets! • City Construction Mechanic: Sirocco Rebuilding: Create your own landmark in Aurai by helping the people survive in this ruthless world! With the new City Building mechanic, you are part of the rebuilding of the refugee camp in New Sirocco. • New area: Caldera: Aurai is growing and caldera is more than just a new landscape. New dungeons, quests and locations make it a treasure trove for every adventurer! • Skill Tree: The Primordial Ritualist: Prepare the battlefield with your powerful totems and gain an advantage before the scrimmage has even started! • Grenade and elemental arrows Expand your combat repertoire with grenades and elemental arrows. There are tons of new ways to be creative in your ranged battles! • Weapons Awakened: These legendary weapons are not easy to come by – but the effort will pay off! Their unique properties give you the advantage you need in dangerous situations! Packed with new adventures, skills, weapons, recipes and pets, The Three Brothers DLC offers you a whole new journey into the unique world of Aurai!
Outward offers an impressive RPG experience paired with realistic gameplay and extremely rewarding challenges for the most avid gamers. As an ordinary adventurer, you need to not only hide or defend yourself against threatening creatures, but also defy dangerous environmental conditions, protect yourself from infectious diseases and stay hydrated. Embark on risky expeditions through untamed lands to reach new cities, complete important missions and discover hidden dungeons that are teeming with formidable enemies. To survive in the dazzling yet deadly world of Aurai, you need to be smart and prepared. It is also highly recommended that you share your trip with a local friend or online! – Survive in the wild while exploring the lands. – Play alone or cooperatively, share the screen locally or online. – Dynamic loss scenarios that respond to your context. – Ritualistic, step-by-step approach to magic. – A unique experience every time you play through