Developed by People Can Fly (Painkiller, early Gears of War, Bulletstorm). In their own words:
Outriders is a 1 to 3 player, drop-in-drop-out co-op, third-person-perspective shooter set in an original dark and desperate sci-fi universe.
Basically, it's a fast paced co-op looter shooter from people who know shooters.
The game launches on April 1st, 2021!
PC (Steam or EGS), Playstation, Xbox, Stadia.The 4 classesTechnomancer
The only class that can heal others. Want to support others? This is for you. Want to summon your own minigun? Also for you. Like poison? Yeah, you too.Pyromancer
The closest thing to a melee class. Uses time powers to slow and stop enemies and dishes out burst damage before dashing back out.Devastator
The tankiest class, throws rocks. Also throws bullets back.So is it like a GaaS?
Nope, it's a complete game with a complete story on day 1. There's endgame expeditions and some stuff they haven't even shown off yet. They made the game with the idea that they'll add more content through DLC, but they'll see how it sells before promising anything. There's not even microtransactions.Is there cross-play or cross-progression?
Cross-play, yes! Anyone on any platform can play together!
Cross-progression, unfortunately, only within the same system, ie PS4 saves can transfer to PS5, but not to PC, etc.There is a free demo out on February 25th!
This demo includes the opening prologue and first chapter, all 4 classes, up to level 7, and you can go up to WT5. This is a demo, not a beta, and is the first chunk of the game. Progression DOES carry to the full game, assuming you buy it on the same platform you're playing the demo on. The demo will also be live once the game launches so you can always try the game out before you buy it.
It also includes co-op and cross play!
It's only available through Steam or on Playstation or Xbox consoles. Stadia and EGS do NOT get the demo, sorry.Endgame
Endgame consists of doing Expeditions and increasing your challenge tier level which brings even higher level loot. There's 13 (+ a 14th final one that is meant to be the ultimate challenge) and they are NOT recycled from the story. They have additional story and separate encounters that are all unique to them. There's a lot of loot to get and a nice crafting system so you can move mods around, it's looking pretty hype:Helpful Things
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