People Can Fly is striking out into the unknown with a new IP in the form of a spacefaring shooter known as Outriders. This Square Enix published title is headed to next-gen consoles and blends together a few genres. it’s a peculiar three-player co-op looter shooter with a distinct focus on storytelling and gunplay.
This makes sense given the studio’s storied history-making crunchy shooters, if you’re intrigued about how the game is shaping up ahead of its launch later this year, let us fill you in on everything we know so far about Outriders.
WHEN IS THE OUTRIDERS RELEASE DATE?
Firstly, Square Enix originally said Outriders would be released in summer 2020, but that window was pushed back when the game reemerged in February. It will now release during Holiday 2020, so expect it sometime between October and December. With next-gen consoles on the horizon for this fall, it is possible that Outriders will launch around the same time as the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The delay may initially be concerning, keep in mind that release dates are always subject to delays. Square Enix delayed Final Fantasy VII Remake, its biggest title of the year, to April 10 from its original March 3 release date to ”apply final polish.”
WHAT COULD THE OUTRIDERS STORY BE ABOUT?
Outriders follow the titular groups of characters who were part of the last bastion of humanity after Earth is ravaged beyond repair by climate change. The survivors flee to Enoch, which initially seems nice, but a mysterious force called “the anomaly” ruins typical technology and warps anything it touches. Players fall into a 30-year coma after being caught in it and have special powers when they come to.
From there, it appears that players will have to deal with all of the different factions scattered throughout Enoch in order to hopefully restore some semblance of a nice civilization. To get your feet wet with the game’s narrative, check out its narrative trailer below.