2020 saw a number of games get hit with delays due to the pandemic and Outriders may just be the latest one to join the list.
The Outriders official Twitter page posted today the game will no longer release on February 2. It will now launch on April Fool’s Day or better known as April 1 instead. It did not reveal the cause of the delay, but it’s likely development was hindered by working from home.
While the delay may be sad for those ready to dive into the world of Enoch, it also brings some good news. Developer People Can Fly announced because of the delay, a demo will release on February 25.
“We believe it’s important that players get to experience a new IP like Outriders before release, so you can decide for yourselves whether the game is something you wish to pre-order, purchase or play,” the post said.
The demo will give players the chance to play the first few hours of the game with all four classes. It can also be played in both single player and co-op. All progress from the demo will migrate over to the full game upon release. The team says they’ll spend the extra time fine tuning the game and deliver a fantastic experience at launch.
Outriders is an upcoming third person shooter from the co-developers of Bulletstorm and Gears of War 2 and 3. It features role-playing game elements and can be played in solo or with up to two other teammates. Players can use one of four classes that features a skill tree to tailor the gameplay to their liking. The developer held several showcase events detailing the world and its classes over 2020 that you can check out.
Outriders will now release on April 1 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC and sometime in 2021 for Stadia.. You can pre-order the game by going here.