It’s not simply me. The textual content dimension in The Outer Worlds is just too small, and people are talking up about it on-line.

Obsidian’s latest role-playing sport, which evokes the motion of Bethesda’s Fallout 3 whereas concurrently evoking the narrative and pacing of the unique Fallout and Fallout: New Vegas, is loads of enjoyable. The character dialogue is very properly carried out, and contains tons of voiceover work. But the font dimension is manner, manner too small. Now that the sport is stay, people are turning to Reddit and different locations to complain.

This is to not say that Obsidian hasn’t thought-about accessibility. The sport works with the Xbox Adaptive Controller, for example. There’s no colorblind mode, however that’s solely as a result of Tim Cain — one of many sport’s creators, and one of many of us behind the unique Fallout — is totally colorblind and constructed the sport from the bottom as much as meet his wants. Cain instructed me he had artists construct the UI in grayscale earlier than they had been even allowed so as to add colour to it. But it appears to be like like his group could have to do one other cross on the font dimension. You could make it bigger with an choice within the menus, however not practically giant sufficient.

Obsidian, please make The Outer Worlds’ text size bigger Obsidian Entertainment/Private Division by way of Polygon

Obsidian, please make The Outer Worlds’ text size bigger Obsidian Entertainment/Private Division by way of Polygon

Obsidian, please make The Outer Worlds’ text size bigger Obsidian Entertainment/Private Division by way of Polygon

The points prolong from the dialogue selections to the subtitles themselves. The perks that pop up on display, together with the tutorial menus, are particularly unhealthy. Players on console can use system-level zoom features on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, however that resolution may be tedious.

Here’s hoping it’s one thing that may be patched in on the fly, as different builders troubled with tiny textual content video games this era have.