Square Enix today debuted new footage from the Outriders game, the upcoming RPG-Shooter from People Can Fly, the developers of Gears of War: Judgment and Bulletstorm, and Square Enix External Studios, the minds behind Sleeping Dogs and Just Cause..
Seen through the lens of drop-in co-op, the First City gameplay reveals never-before-seen Pyromancer powers, brand-new, hyper-evolved creatures, information on the Outriders World Tier system, a look at an immersive new environment and more.
Set in an all-new, dark sci-fi world, the Outriders game is a true genre hybrid that combines the depth and story of an RPG and the intensity of third-person shooter combat with awe-inspiring powers. Deep character progression and itemization allow for a wide variety of creative class builds, and evolve People Can Fly’s trademark over-the-top, skill-based gameplay to create a brutal RPG-shooter experience.
“We are making the game we always wanted to play. The team at PCF are all gamers and we love shooters. Shooters are in our DNA and we have been making them for decades. At the same time, we also love RPG’s,” said Bartek Kmita, Creative Director of Outriders at People Can Fly.
“We always wanted to play a deep RPG, with an epic story and the flexibility to create lots of interesting character builds, but we also wanted a skill-based, challenging and intense real-time combat system in our RPG. When the opportunity to create it ourselves came along, it was like a dream come true.”
The Outriders First City gameplay video is just one of the segments in the “Outriders Broadcast,” a new monthly show that will dive deep into the various features of the dark and desperate world of Outriders.
Outriders is set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you’ll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet. You will leave behind the slums and shanty towns of the Human colonies and traverse forests, mountains and desert in the pursuit of a mysterious signal.
In the 30 years that have passed since the Human colonists’ arrival, the once peaceful wildlife and environments of Enoch have hyper-evolved from exposure to the Anomaly, turning nearly every living creature into something designed to kill. The untamed frontiers of Enoch are filled with dangers that will push the Outriders’ fortitude to the limit.
Outriders combines intense gunplay with brutal powers, an arsenal of increasingly twisted weaponry and gear-sets and a compelling, personal story. The game will be available in Holiday 2020 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
You can pre-order the game at Amazon. Check out the gameplay above and you can watch the full “Broadcast #1” in the player below.