Review Outriders (PS5) - Great Combat? That's a People Can Fly Game
Republished on Wednesday, 15th February, 2023: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of February 2023's PS Plus Extra and Premium lineup. The original text follows. You know what? Outriders is pretty good. Torn apart during
News Outriders Has so Far Failed to Turn a Profit for Square Enix
Riding on the edge
Square Enix hasn't had a great time with its Western arm, has it? Following years of the publisher stating that its Western-developed titles, like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex, had underperformed commercially, it only went and sold off a bunch of studios and corresponding properties to Embracer Group earlier this week, for a relatively...
News Outriders Worldslayer Expands the Looter Shooter in June, Paid Upgrade on PS5, PS4
New campaign, gear, and endgame
Square Enix's looter shooter Outriders is being treated to a huge expansion named Worldslayer that introduces a new campaign, tons of new gear, a level cap increase, and more endgame content on 30th June 2022. This content will be delivered as a paid upgrade for current PlayStation 5, PS4 owners, while new players can...
News Remember Outriders? It's Getting a Big Free Update This Week
Full expansion arrives in 2022
Be real for just a second before we go over the details of this update: did you forget that Outriders released this year? Because we sure did! The looter-shooter launched for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on the 1st April, 2021 (cue April Fools jokes), and quite frankly, we've heard bugger all about the title...
News More Outriders Content Planned, 'Poised' to Be Square Enix's Next Big IP
3.5 million unique players in the first month
Square Enix is pitching Outriders as its "next big franchise" as the publisher reveals that more than 3.5 million unique players gave the looter shooter a go during its first month on the market. While the statistic doesn't reflect sales, there seems to be enough confidence in the IP and developer People...
News Outriders' First Big Update Aims for Next Week, Fixes Crashes and Matchmaking
Plus balance tweaks
Outriders has enjoyed a largely positive launch on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, but the experience hasn't always been smooth for the new looter shooter. The game currently suffers from a number of issues on Sony's systems, ranging from minor bugs to full-on crashes. Fortunately, Outriders' first big update is set to launch...
News Outriders' People Can Fly to Post-Mortem PS5, PS4 Server Woes
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...
News Outriders Will Brand Cheaters with an In-Game Watermark
Plus other severe punishments
Developer People Can Fly shall be clamping down hard on cheaters in Outriders when it launches next week, but not by immediately banning them. Those identified as having cheated will have a "discreet but visible watermark" placed on their HUD at all times, meaning any gameplay they share online can immediately be...
News Outriders PS5 Trophy List Rewards Grinding and Experimentation
Back on the grind
While its chances of posting impressive sales numbers on PlayStation platforms are now somewhat slim, Square Enix's Outriders will still have hardcore players placing the game's Platinum Trophy in their sights. Like other looter shooters, however, it'll require some grinding to unlock the 43 other trinkets that build up to that...
News Outriders Is Going to Be a Commercial Crater on PS5, PS4
Full price versus subscription fee
Ah, good ol’ Outriders: a PlayStation 5 and PS4 shooter that we, well, didn’t like when we played the demo earlier this month. Our resident looter shooter boffin Robert Ramsey suggested that the release is in for a “rough launch” when it deploys on 1st April – well, as far as PlayStation platforms go, how...
News Outriders Demo Was a 'Rollercoaster of Emotions' for People Can Fly
Developer reflects on demo learnings
The Outriders demo has been out for nearly two weeks now, meaning PlayStation players have had the chance to get a good grasp of what this looter shooter will have to offer and form a solid opinion based on that experience. Some users have loved it, while others aren't so excited about what they played. We happen...
Hands On Incredibly Rough Outriders Demo Kills Our Hope for This Looter Shooter's Launch
Fade to black
Ever since its reveal at E3 2019, Outriders has struggled to leave a mark, but more recent gameplay videos have at least shown promise. As such, the announcement of a playable demo had us excited to finally go hands-on with this new looter shooter, to see whether it could offer something a bit different. But as it happens, our hope for...
News Outriders PS5, PS4 Demo Available to Download Now
Carry your progress over
Ahead of its release on 1st April 2021, the expansive Outriders demo is now available to download on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The pre-release test weighs in at roughly 22GB on both consoles and grants you access to the full game's prologue and opening chapter, with more side content to complete once you've...
Guide Outriders Demo: Start Times, What's Included, and Unlocks
All the details you need
What time does the Outriders demo start? What's included in the Outriders demo? Does progress carry over into the full game? Square Enix will finally lift the lid on its looter shooter title from developer People Can Fly this week with a full demo of Outriders. It's set to contain a lot of content, so you might be wondering...
News PS5, PS4 Shooter Outriders Details Free In-Depth Demo, Deploys Next Week
Progress carries to full game
A free demo for Outriders, the lootin' shootin' RPG, will land on both PS5 and PS4 next week. We knew this demo was coming, but the dates have now been confirmed: it's going live on the 25th February. You can find specific times below. Developer People Can Fly says that the demo won't be time limited — you can try...
News Sci-Fi Shooter Outriders Delayed to April, Free Demo Coming Next Month
Ride it out
Square Enix's upcoming sci-fi looter shooter, Outriders, has been delayed. The game, which features otherworldly weaponry and superhuman abilities on an alien world, was initially slated for 2nd February. Now, it's been pushed back to 1st April 2021. The news comes from a post on the game's official social channels. Developer People Can...
News PS5 Shooter Outriders Gets New Gameplay, Shows Endgame Expeditions in Action
A new chunk of gameplay footage from upcoming looter shooter Outriders has been released, showing what you can expect from the experience once you're finished with the campaign. Outrider's endgame is based on 'expeditions'. There are 14 of these in-depth challenges to get through, and the difficulty is described as "brutal". As...
News Outriders PS5, PS4 Release Pushed to February 2021
Free upgrade and cross-play support
After originally targetting a release before the end of this year, Square Enix's Outriders will now launch on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on 2nd February 2021. You will be able to upgrade from the PS4 version to the PS5 edition free of charge and full cross-play support ensures you can play with users on Xbox...
News Outriders Release Date Reveal Planned for Tomorrow
Now we play the waiting game
Outriders, the new looter shooter from Square Enix destined for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, will confirm its release date tomorrow. A new video has popped up on the game's official YouTube channel that is set to premiere at 5pm BST / 9am PT on Thursday 8th October 2020, titled "Release Date Announce". So yeah,...
News PS5 RPG Shooter Outriders Continues to Show Promise in New Co-Op Gameplay
Details the Technomancer
Outriders, the co-op enabled RPG shooter coming to PS5 at launch, has pumped out another eight minutes of gameplay. The video focuses on the the Technomancer -- the title's fourth and final character class. It also highlights how up to three players can combine their various abilities in order to better tackle their...
News PS5 RPG Shooter Outriders Is Starting to Look Better and Better
"Mass Effect meets Diablo"
Since it was announced earlier this year, we haven't been totally sold on Outriders -- the loot-driven third person shooter from developer People Can Fly. But honestly, the more we see of it, the more we're starting to come around. This latest gameplay from IGN is very looter shooter, but when paired with the...
News PS5 RPG Shooter Outriders Gets Brand New Gameplay
Outriders has debuted around 12 minutes of new gameplay that covers enemy types, player abilities, missions, loot, and co-op. It's perhaps our best look yet at the RPG shooter, which is due to be a PlayStation 5 launch game later this year. It'll also be available on PS4, but come on, we're here for that next-gen goodness. Outriders...
News Outriders Debuts Monthly Broadcast Next Week with Reveals and More Info
PS5 news planned
Remember Outriders? It's the new co-op looter shooter from Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly that hasn't exactly taken the world by storm. It's planned for launch at the end of this year for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, and you can look forward to learning much more about it next week. Square Enix has announced that...
News Outriders Gameplay Reveal Leaves a Lot to Be Desired
PS5 game looks generic
After spending far, far too long talking amongst themselves, developer People Can Fly finally got around to showcasing the first slice of gameplay for Outriders. The game is headed to both PlayStation 4 and Sony's next-generation PlayStation 5 at the end of this year, making the title you see above more than likely one of its...
News Outriders Gameplay Premiere Could Give Us Our Next Glimpse of PS5
First look imminent
Outriders – the sci-fi co-op shooter by Polish studio People Can Fly – will get a full gameplay reveal this week, following its re-reveal for the PlayStation 5 today. And it could offer an all-new glimpse at some next-gen action, with the studio unlikely to spotlight the PlayStation 4 edition. Given that Sony and Microsoft...
News Co-Op Shooter Outriders Coming to PS5 at Launch This Holiday
People Can Fly's new game goes cross-gen
We've seen nothing of Outriders since last year's E3, but out of the blue, the game has bounced back to life. This is the next title from People Can Fly, the studio behind stylish first person shooters such as Bulletstorm. It's a three-player co-op RPG set on a hostile alien world named Enoch, and it looks...
E3 2019 Outriders Is the Next Game From Bulletstorm Dev, Coming 2020
Co-op shooter from People Can Fly
One of the most interesting announcements out of Square Enix's E3 2019 press conference was a new IP named Outriders. It's from People Can Fly, the developers behind Bulletstorm, and you can check out the announcement trailer above. Pitched as the team's most ambitious shooter to date, it'll be an experience with a...
News New Square Enix Game, Outriders, to Be Revealed During E3 2019 Press Conference
What is it?
This is a new one on us. A mysterious new game called Outriders has emerged, and there's very little we know about it right now. We do know for certain that it's published by Square Enix, as it's due for a big unveiling during the company's E3 2019 press conference. A brief teaser confirmed as much over on Twitter: So, what other...