Outriders Is Officially Releasing On February 2

We now have a release date.
We now have a release date. Square Enix

Good news! Square Enix has confirmed that Outriders is coming out on February 2, 2021. Outriders is going to be released for the PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is even going to be available for next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S. Even better news, Outriders is going to offer full cross-play compatibility on all platforms.

Outriders is a third-person shooter that’s combined with some RPG elements. Players can use different weapons, which can be customized using weapon mods, and fight against human enemies and monsters. As players progress, the world level increases, and if the level grows high enough, there's a bigger chance to drop high-end loot. The RPG elements, meanwhile, come in as players explore, talk to NPCs, and complete side missions. Players can go at it solo or with two other players.

Players choose from four different classes, each having unique abilities. There is the Pyromancer, for example, which manipulates fire, while the Trickster manipulates time. The Devastator can unleash seismic attacks and the Technomancer is a gadget-based class.

In a post, Jon Brooke of Square Enix shared that that they are happy to announce not only full cross-play support but also a free next-gen upgrade for Outriders. That’s right, players that buy the current-gen version of the game can get the next-gen version free of charge. Brooke went on to say that this is what’s great about this offer since “even if you’re not picking up your PS5 or XSX quite yet, we’ve got you covered and there’s no need to wait.”

Lee Singleton, also of Square Enix, added that while they’re “taking a little bit longer to ensure players have the best possible experiences with Outriders, we’re also including new features like Cross-Play which will make our game more accessible on all platforms.”

Outriders is available for $59.99 and is now accepting pre-orders. Those who pre-order get to receive the Hell’s Rangers Content Pack which comes with:

  • The Hell’s Rangers Male and Female Gear Sets
  • The Hell’s Rangers Arsenal of 11 unique Guns
  • The Hell’s Rangers Truck Mods and Decals

Outriders was initially revealed during E3 2019 and was scheduled for a late 2020 release. However, the impacts of the pandemic resulted in the launch getting moved to February 2.

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