The future of the Outriders looter shooter will depend on launch sales, but Polish studio People Can Fly does not seem confident.
Scheduled for next April on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X , Xbox Series S, Xbox One and Google Stadia after a series of postponements, Outriders is the first new license of People Can Fly in over ten years. Game director Bartosz Kmit says it represents years of development work and a significant investment: “ This is the ultimate flagship for us. I can’t say the same for Square Enix , but they were very supportive and confident in the product – which started out as a much smaller game. We see this faith in the way it has developed in recent years. It’s a very important game for all of us and we hope people enjoy it. ”
This original creation is very important to People Can Fly, but there is not much trust within the Polish studio : “ We are not going to abandon the game immediately after its release as a game as a service. Even if sales aren’t there, we still have plans to make some adjustments around balance and other things. But if the game is more successful and people enjoy it, we will be more than happy to create more adventures – it depends above all on the reaction of the players and their general feeling about the game. ”
A demo for Outriders
The underdog demo allows you to create multiple characters and try out the game’s four classes, namely Tellurist, Pyromage, Technomage, and Illusionist, while discovering the entire opening chapter of the campaign, namely up to about three hours of gameplay.
“ We believe in an honest and transparent marketing campaign, and what better way to put this into practice than by giving players the opportunity to experience Outriders before launch with a free demo on their platform. choice. The demo is big. They will be able to spend hours on Enoch exploring different powers, classes, and characters. They will even be able to transfer their progression to the full game , ”explained Jon Brooke, Co-Studio Director at Square Enix External Studios. “ What players will discover in the demo is just the tip of the iceberg, the start of the epic adventure that awaits them on April 1. ”