The Outriders demo helps the new loot shooter from Polish developer People Can Fly achieve sales success even before its release. That’s how Outriders hit the Steam sales charts. Now the developers have announced another success story: Two million players downloaded the Outriders demo.
And such a demo is not only entertaining for gamers, but also a important source of data
That’s what happens to the demo
The developers are currently working on a patch for Outriders, which is scheduled to go live at the beginning of the coming week and will contain the following improvements based on player experience:
- Motion blur toggle added
- Camera shake in cutscenes: Minor corrections to the frame rate output for certain items in cutscenes, but a more comprehensive solution for the future is in the works.
- A crash that occurred repeatedly when opening the menu or the inventory has been fixed.
- Improvements have been made to reduce matchmaking time.
- Fixed a bug that would delete the player’s equipment if the connection was lost during a transition.
- The display and synchronization of subtitles during the “Bad Day” quest has been improved.
- Other minor improvements and corrections.
In addition, a backend patch for Outriders will go live on Friday, March 5th, which will make changes to enemies and the loot. These changes are made for the demo, and it is not stated that they will be carried over to the full version. You can read details at Steam.
In an interview, People Can Fly tells you how Outriders differs from other loot shooters and what role the developers’ philosophy plays in this:
Outriders will be different: “We’re fed up with service games”
How does the full version benefit?
Most important are the findings that the Outriders developers have incorporated into the full version of the game. The following topics are on the developers’ radar, including some points of criticism from the community:
Shaking of the camera during cutscenes and dialogues: The developers are investigating various ways to reduce the much criticized camera shake, including an optimized frame rate.
Matchmaking: The upcoming patch should provide relief here. Nevertheless, the developers want to keep an eye on matchmaking times that are too long.
Cover system: The coverage system and the criticism of it are further evaluated and further bug fixes are made for the full release. People Can Fly also aims to “address a handful of systemic issues” to improve the gaming experience.
Disappeared inventory items: The developers have already fixed an issue that caused items to disappear. You want to keep looking for the causes of this phenomenon and fixing them.
Cheaters and exploit users: The developers explain that on the one hand they can easily identify unfair players and that cheating or exploiting should not affect the game of fair users.
Finally, we recommend you our preview of Outriders. In it, we explain why it looks like Destiny but plays completely different.