Outriders has proven more popular than perhaps we expected, moving over 50 per cent of its physical copies on PlayStation 5 in the UK – and setting some impressive concurrent records on Steam. It would seem, perhaps, that not even Polish developer People Can Fly accounted for this kind of success, as its servers have been up and down since launch.
Of course, with the game requiring an online connection in order to play, it’s been a rough few days for the title’s social media team. However, with things beginning to stabilise, it’s promised to provide a post-mortem on exactly what went wrong on release day – and what it’s done to solve the issues, so that everyone can successfully login.
“We're still continually working through it all, but we're hoping to in the near future share more specific details about what’s going on and what we've been doing about it,” a statement reads on the title’s official Twitter account. How’s your Easter weekend with Outriders fared? Restart the servers in the comments section below.
[source twitter.com, via videogameschronicle.com]
Game is super fun. Level 22 with WT9 atm. Servers being down is a bummer, but at least the dev team communicates to everyone. Excited to see this post-mordem on their issues. I love the inside baseball into game development. Makes you appreciate everything that much more.
Being on GamePass and Online only made me decide to wait on the bargain bin. Hopefully it will be at its best by that point.
Great game yesterday was fine but the first few we up and down server-wise. But Twitter updates from the Devs/support team were like every hour and pretty funny. Won't hurt this game at all. Everyone I know is playing
These turds live and die by the endgame loot cycle and boss fights...how fun
Can’t wait to see this disappear from news cycles next week when everyone’s realized the pool they jumped in is as shallow as it is vast
I don't know why this game needs always online since it's more like borderland rather than the divisions series. I still want to try it when it's cheaper though, I bought the divisions 2 with new york expansion for about $18 and I'm still having fun playing it.
Got it on game pass on series x, glad I didn’t get it on ps5 as that would have been frustrating paying for a game that you can’t play sometimes due to the servers. It’s good so far, really enjoying it.
I knew you guys were crazy saying it was going to flop.
It's been hyped up on social media since the demo released.
Server troubles are very unfortunate though, and I do agree that People Can Fly, and probably Square Enix, didn't except this AA game to do so well.
Definitely not better than the Avengers. LOL
The demo was decent fun for a romp or 2. But it wasn't "I need this on day one for $70 before I know what the endgame cycle looks like" fun.
No loot heavy game deserves to be bought on day one anymore, imo. It's too hard to know what will flop and/or have a bad endgame. I'd rather wait for patches and a bit of post-release DLC to see where things go.
Was better yesterday but its been rough, game is great though and nails that Diablo with guns feel they're after.
@2cents Never played it i see. Loot is fantastic, bosses are great and endgame is solid. Its not a live service and they don't intend for you to play for forever, its more Diablo then Destiny.
@WallyWest in most cases the “never played it huh” is totally a valid response albeit unoriginal
In Outriders case are YOU telling me this game is a new experience that looters shooter fans have been asking for? Or never knew we wanted?? Because clearly this game is inspired by Destiny, Division, Borderlands... all of which I’ve played 100+ hours
Why should anyone choose this game over Remnants from Ashes which was free for ps+ subs last month
Been playing since launch on XB, mostly cross play with 2 PS friends and we haven't had any server issues at all, I heard it was mainly affecting PC. Either way the game is blast, a little rough around the edges perhaps but they nailed the fun aspect nicely.
completed the main campaign and enjoyed it. plays like gears of war with mass effect powers. Being able to play it single player or co-op is good and being able to alter difficulty is also good for this type of game. yes server issues are annoying. 7/10
OK I've just finished the campaign (Trickster, currently World Tier 13) and am smashing through the end-game expeditions. I gotta say, this game is f***g brilliant - not in an innovative, or revolutionary way - but it just cuts out all the *****. Said BS that I find plagues the likes of Avengers, Anthem, and even Destiny to a degree. The kind of stuff where you're just wondering the levels, faffing around finding arbitrary stuff to do.
Outriders certainly is compared to these games but I think these comparisons are only skin-deep. Diablo is clearly the template here; with its linear, action-filled structure that, like I said, cuts out BS like grind and fluff in favour of just pure ADDICTIVE action. It's great fun and I urge people who like/love looter shooters to check it out immediately, connectivity issues aside.
I'm also really happy for People Can Fly that it is trouncing Avengers in its concurrent players. Square Enix take note please.
@2cents But this game doesn't live by that; it's not a GAAS; it is a complete game, with a beginning, middle and end; a satisfying campaign chock full of stuff to do (that took me around 30hrs to finish) that alone is enough for me to call it a good game. The endgame stuff is just bonus content to me.
@2cents Its inspired by Diablo actually, the Devs have outright said that. Sure it does nothing new but neither do most games now, what it does do though it does very well it especially its more aggressive combat style what again is more Diablo then The Division.
I absolutely do NOT understand the hype and praises about this game.
From my point of view: cheap, unoriginal and boring. Gameplay is not fun and have seen this copypaste model in so many similar games. Story? Cringe BS for kids.
Sorry if I offended someone’s new fav game, but I am dissapointed and feel like this should have been a PS4 launch title (based on audividuals and other factors).
I wonder how many people voice their opinions on outriders with out actually playing it themselves
this game is really good ... glad i pre-ordered the day one edition, but ya some login issues for me I'm seeing
Its like most things this day peoples opinions are either its brilliant or trash when the truth is usually somewhere inbetween
Such a fun game, even for single player. It's a shame it's hampered by server issues, but thankfully these are issues that can be fixed. Can't fix a game that is bad to begin with cough cough Anthem.
I'm curious about it. I liked the combat in the little bit of the demo that I played, but the constant, boring cut scenes drove me nuts. I played The Division 2 for maybe 10-12 hours before losing interest, and hated the Avengers gameplay loop. Should I give this a miss?
@KonkeyDong64 There was nothing wrong with Anthem just people overhyped it. It's still a fun and amazing game.
Had fun on this tonight. Just unlocked Cyclone Slash for my Trickster, it looks absolutely hilarious. She just spins round with these two swords and it demolishes EVERYTHING.
I would personally give this a 7/10, 8 once the servers are functioning correctly. The cover system is like Gears, but the powers remind me a bit of Mass Effect biotics. Playing it on Game Pass with a couple of friends, it's really good but as always, I say wait for it to go on a sale. Within a couple of months it will drop to £35.
Hi there fellow gamers.
Just like I said in a previous post, I bought the game on PS5 and servers issues asside, it has been an absolute blast to play.
I´m a level 23 Trickster with world tier 7, almost 8 and so far it´s been super fun and additicg.
As soon as you get equipment with mods and the ability to craft, the game changes completely.
Plus the fact you can respect your character anytime you want, just makes it much more compelling and easier to make your own build.
All classes have their own strenghts and abilities, but for me, the Trickster class rules.
This are just 3 abilities that I like to use.
And there theres the mods that enhance those abilities.
Like I said, super fun. For people that like this sort of game.
Cheers, stay safe good folks and happy gaming to us all
@Philbop you didn´t pay for it... well good maths there. You know what? It is running better and loads faster on PS5. And I OWN it you just rented it for a prediod of time because it will get deleted from gamepass in the near future. As every game there.
Best game on PS5 so far for me. What a blast and fun to play!
People Can Fly responded with humility and dedication to solve the problems. It's not common and we are more used to condescendance towards gamers. I hope Ms doesn't grab that studio.
@ORO_ERICIUS does it really matter about owning it or renting it? It’s the same game and I think it’s good, just glad I didn’t pay for it. I don’t see why people get so defensive over games or consoles, it doesn’t matter where you play it or what you play it on as long as people have a nice time and enjoy it. I have a ps5, but I would rather rent something for free rather than paying for it if I have the option. Both machines are amazing and the game is good and I am enjoying it. We are all here to appreciate games, so let’s appreciate them and not have silly little arguments. I’m really glad
You’re enjoying it, and hope you continue to enjoy it.
I mean you said its free but you do pay for game pass rentals.
There is nothing wrong choosing how you play. That's not being defensive to state facts in a friendly conversation. I don't do arguments either.. I'm personally glad I got the day one disc version from Amazon at a good price with cool bonuses. Will remain proudly on my shelf except for the time my friends borrow it.
@JJ2 fair, it is subscription so I see your point there. I guess I class it as free as I mainly pay for the online aspect like with ps plus.
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