Outriders – the upcoming co-op loot shooter from Folks Can Fly, the studio behind Painkiller and Bulletstorm, and printed by Sq. Enix – was beforehand scheduled to launch on February 2, 2021, however that date’s now been pushed again to April. As an alternative, we’re getting a free demo in February to assist whet some appetites forward of the correct Outriders release date.
“We consider it’s essential that gamers get to expertise a brand new IP like Outriders earlier than launch, with the intention to determine for yourselves whether or not the sport is one thing you want to pre-order, buy, or play,” the devs say within the announcement. “For that reason we’re excited to announce that on February 25, 2021 we might be publishing a free demo.”
That demo will embody all 4 courses, and allow you to play by way of the primary few hours of the sport, alone or in co-op. Any progress you make will carry over to the complete launch of Outriders on April 1, 2021. (“No joke!”)
“We’ll spend this further time tremendous tuning the sport and specializing in delivering a implausible play expertise at launch.”
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— Outriders (@Outriders) January 6, 2021
I’ve performed and enjoyed Outriders during a preview event, and even I’ve forgotten that it was set to return out this quickly. I believe the sudden delay has extra to due with the obvious lack of hype than anything, and a demo is probably the easiest way to get potential gamers excited a couple of recreation.
I loved Outriders fairly a bit in my transient preview session, however there’ve been loads of loot-driven motion video games lately which I’ve largely loved, however which ended up not having a lot endurance. (Howdy, Avengers.) Right here’s hoping Outriders can handle to face out amid a slew of comparable multiplayer games – you’ll have the ability to see it for your self quickly sufficient.