Outriders Gets a February 2, 2021 Release Date

Outriders from People Can Fly and Square Enix finally has a release date. On February 2, 2021, you can start discovering the secrets of the Anomaly.

Outriders is the latest game from People Can Fly. It’s a co-op shooter that mixes cover-based gunplay and otherworldly powers. We’ve been seeing it in action quite a bit over the last year, but PCF has held the actual release date close to their chest. That all changed today as the studio announced the game is finally coming early next year. Give the announcement a watch below.

I’ve been fortunate enough to play Outriders a few times already in various states of pre-release and I’m happy to report that it’s shaping up to be a solid game. Obviously, people are going to make comparisons to Destiny, but there’s a big difference between the two. See, Destiny is a classic game as a service-style title. Outriders, on the other hand, is shipping as a fully complete game.

So, while the game does put a heavy focus on three-player co-op, you won’t need to keep up with it after you finish the campaign. There is a start, middle, and finish. That’s a welcome sight in this increasingly crowded space.

Plus, if you like Gears of War-style cover shooting, the combat is actually pretty fun. The basic gunplay is solid, and some of the powers you can unlock really take it over the top. If you’re looking for something a little different from your next shooter, Outriders is definitely worth a look.

Outriders comes to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on February 2, 2021. It’s worth noting that the game fully supports cross-play and will freely let you upgrade your current-gen copy to next-gen. Those are both awesome decisions, especially with it launching right at the generation switch.

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