From the developers who delivered Bulletstorm, People Can Fly’s upcoming third person RPG shooter, Outriders, has been delayed to February 2, 2021.
The announcement comes from publisher Square Enix on its blog. The company goes into why the long-awaited game that was meant to hit this holiday season has gotten pushed back four more months, leaving the crowded next-gen and Cyberpunk 2077 populated window.
“It had been our full intention to deliver Outriders to you within the Holiday 2020 season,” writes Toby Palms, community manager for Outriders at Square Enix. “COVID-19 has certainly affected our operations over the past months, but the teams have all worked extremely hard to adapt to changing circumstances. While the core game is now in a largely complete state, our testing operations were unfortunately among the most affected by the work-process-restructuring caused by the novel coronavirus. To that end, we need a bit more time to get it right and ensure that the Outriders experience will be as smooth and issue-free as it possibly can be when we launch. It is our utmost priority to give you the best and most complete Outriders experience possible, at all costs.”
While the bad news may disappoint gamers who wanted to hop in this 1-3 player sci-fi experience, Square did follow-up with some features to lighten the mood. Cross-play will be available so you can play regardless of the platform your friends are on. Also, you can get a free upgrade from PS4 to PS5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S.
Despite Outriders being delayed to 2021, you can currently pre-order the drop-in-drop-out shooter for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4/5, and PC. It will also be available on Google Stadia.