People Can Fly has announced the delay of Outriders, the third-person shooter for most current platforms already has two delays since it was going to launch this last December. However, Square Enix claimed that developers needed more time and pushed the release to February 2, 2021.
Now, People Can Fly has just announced that the title will have a fairly complete and free demo that will allow us to take our progress to the full game if we decide to buy it. And it is that from the study they argue that it is fair that we can test the game before deciding to buy it.
The comment is quite reminiscent of Cyberpunk 2077 that it just didn’t run well on previous generation consoles. People Can Fly wants to avoid this annoyance by letting us download the game on February 25, we will not only be able to test our hardware, but also the game mechanics, progress system, etc.
An important update regarding Outriders. pic.twitter.com/HHZrq5GIik
— Outriders (@Outriders) January 6, 2021
It is an honest decision and one that has generated good reactions, although it also conceals a second delay in a project that generates doubts. The shooter genre has been quite oversaturated a few years ago and Outriders has to offer something really special to stand out among so many titles that have been around for years. You may have it, but so many delays are almost never a good sign.
At least we can test the title before on all platforms, the demos were a great way to offer some content to the user before the purchase, but over time they have been disappearing. Luckily, Square Enix has the resources to launch a demo on seven different platforms and we won’t have to pre-purchase anything to get access to it.
From Outriders we know that it is a cooperative shooter in which we control characters of different classes with very different abilities in a post-apocalyptic environment. A couple of months ago we got a preview of one of his classes and the game certainly didn’t look bad at the time.
Outriders will now arrive on April 1, 2021 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and PC. It’s also coming to Stadia at a later date.