As you might know, The Outer Worlds is in a quite weird position where it is a Microsoft game but is also releasing on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch outside of Xbox One and PC because it is published by another label, called Private Division, which had previously secured funding and rights to do so.
This could lead the game to be a bit better on Xbox One, at least from what we know now, as the publisher has revealed that it will only be enhanced on Xbox One X, leaving PS4 Pro without those improvements that could come in a better frame rate or, specifically, a higher resolution.
Windows Central has asked Private Division about the matter and was said that The Outer Worlds will be offered at “4K on Xbox One, no enhancements for PS4 Pro.” No further details were provided about the reasons, nor more in-depth technical particulars were shared at this stage.
The situation, again, is quite weird if you consider that this game is multi-platform, and consumers have the right to have it at the best of its condition wherever they purchase it — and it doesn’t matter that Obsidian is now Microsoft-owned, or at least it shouldn’t.
A similar situation has happened with We Happy Few, where Compulsion Games had provided a 4K presentation on Xbox One X and only sticked to 1080p on PS4 Pro after Microsoft acquired the studio, and it had already signed a publishing deal with Gearbox.