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Outriders delayed due to COVID-19, gets February release date

Outriders, from Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly, is being pushed back to next year after operations were affected by the pandemic.

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Outriders, from Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly, is being pushed back to next year after operations were affected by the pandemic.

Outriders, the upcoming co-op third-person shooter from People Can Fly (of Bulletstorm fame) is suffering another delay. Originally-originally slated for a June 2019 release on the current-gen consoles and PC, this new delay is here to remind you that this year will definitely end. Eventually.

Toby Palm, the Outriders Community Manager from Square Enix, has confirmed Outriders is being pushed back from its placeholder 2020 dates to a more solid February 2, 2021 release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam and Epic). A Stadia release will arrive later in 2021.

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“It had been our full intention to deliver Outriders to you within the Holiday 2020 season,” says Palm. “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.”

It’s not all doom and gloom for those anticipating the title, however. In the same post, Palm shared that the game will feature on launch “a complete cross-play experience” between all systems. I’m certainly a big fan of cross-play myself.

They also promise a “free game upgrade from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, and with Smart Delivery from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S.” If only it were so easy with Spider-Man and Control!

We recently reported that Godfall requires an online connection at all times, whilst not being a live service game, and it’s a similar story with Outriders.

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Outriders is now available to preorder for its release in the far-flung future that is 2021. No one can tell me that’s a real year that’s coming.


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