Outriders, the latest shooter from People Can Fly, was teased last week. Tonight, during Square Enix’s E3 2019 show, we got our first glimpse of the game. Outriders is a gritty, grungy shooter where you and up to three others fight in a world gone wrong. You have guns, sure, but you’ll also have access to special powers and more. Outriders will hit PC in the middle of next year.
Not much is shown of the story of Outriders in the trailer. However, the video’s description states that it takes place on the planet Enoch. The theme is dark science fiction, akin to something like cyberpunk meets Mad Max, sans the vehicles. Of course, you won’t be out there in the world alone. The game supports three-player, drop-in, drop-out co-op.
Enemies look grotesque and terrifying. We see one such foe take a barrage of bullets, only for said bullets to get stopped by a force field, before swirling around the monster of a man. Later, a deformed giant is seen approaching the three characters, likely raring for a fight.
Riders on the storm
So far, the game looks good, but of course all trailers are meant to cause hype. Still, I can’t help but to feel excited for Outriders. It’s coming from a strong team of veteran shooter developers, with games like Bulletstorm and Gears of War Judgement as notches in their belts.
“Outriders is the game that we have been wanting to make for years,” said Sebastian Wojciechowski, studio head of People Can Fly. “We’re very happy to be working with Square Enix on this project, it’s a big undertaking for us and the team has grown considerably to work on the Outriders project. We now have over 200 developers at four international studios working on this project to make it our most ambitious shooter to date. We’re very excited to finally unveil Outriders to the world, and we can’t wait to show you more of the game.”
Outriders will launch onto PC during summer 2020.