Outriders release date gets postponed, will feature next-gen upgrades

Studio People Can Fly has recently announced that Outriders, their upcoming co-op shooter has been delayed. Instead of the previously stated date, the game will now come out on February 2, 2021.

Initially, the game was scheduled for a holiday 2020 release date. However, the Covid-19 pandemic threw a wrench into the game’s development. Before the postponement, Outriders was in the game testing phase. Since the tests were not complete, the developers have pushed the date back so that they can be sure of its performance. Besides, they also want to ensure that fans get a stable, glitch-free version of the video game at launch. Hence, the makers had to decide to delay it.

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However, the postponement might work out in the game’s favour. The studio has already revealed that it will offer gamers a chance to upgrade their copies of the game to next-gen versions for free. Furthermore, Outriders will provide full cross-play support. So gamers from every supported system can play together without any issues.

Outriders: Gameplay

If you didn’t know, Outriders is an upcoming third-person shooter video game. It has options for both single-player and multiplayer campaigns, so players can choose to play it by themselves or with a team of three others at maximum.

Unlike the previous games by Studio People Can Fly, Outriders will be more realistic. Still, it will retain some elements of outlandish features. It also has RPG elements, which means that players can choose their character’s class and appearance.

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The game has four classes of characters in total; this includes – The Trickster, The Devastator, The Pyromancer, and The Technomancer. The Trickster can slow down time and teleport, and stealth is this class’ strong suit. The Devastator, meanwhile, acts as the group’s tank. It has powerful attacks and very robust armour defence. The Pyromancer, as the name suggests, has heat and fire-based attacks. The class is best in wide-ranged attacks.

And last but not least is the Technomancer. He can poison opponents, freeze them and summon turrets to fend them off. Plus, he can also heal injured compatriots.

Outriders: Trailer

Check out the trailer here.

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