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Outriders is a New Sci-Fi Game from Square Enix and People Can Fly

It’s been known that Square Enix has had the trademark to the mysterious title Outriders for almost a year now, and after a tease last week for E3 2019, Square finally unveiled the project as part of their E3 2019 show. As speculated, this sci-fi shooter game is a collaboration from Square Enix and People Can Fly.

This three-player co-op shooter will have drop-in and drop-out gameplay in a “dark and desperate sci-fi universe.” The three main characters will drop onto a hostile alien planet, with players using the game’s unique weapons to dispatch brutal enemies. Said Sebastian Wojciechowski, Studio Head of People Can Fly about the massive collaboration:

OUTRIDERS is the game that we have been wanting to make for years,” said  “We’re very happy to be working with Square Enix on this project, it’s a big undertaking for us and the team has grown considerably to work on the OUTRIDERS project. We now have over 200 developers at four international studios working on this project to make it our most ambitious shooter to date. We’re very excited to finally unveil OUTRIDERS to the world, and we can’t wait to show you more of the game.”

The studio originally behind Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgement recently opened up a new studio in New York City, who will presumably provide support in the development of Outriders. Be sure to revisit our interview with the CEO of People Can Fly from earlier this year, and stick with DualShockers for our coverage of Square Enix’s E3 2019 presentation.

Outriders will release in summer 2020 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Check out a trailer and developer diary below.

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Chris Compendio

Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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