Outriders Announced by Square Enix

During Square Enix’s E3 2019 presentation they announced their new AAA, 1-3 player, drop-in-drop-out, co-op shooter, Outriders. The new IP comes from the creators of the Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider series and is being developed by People Can Fly, who are responsible for Gears of War: Judgement and Bulletstorm. Outriders is scheduled for a Summer 2020 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Although the announcement trailer below does not feature gameplay, the AAA level of polish is evident and leaves the door open for Outriders to be Square Enix’s offering in the space of other games-as-a-service shooters like Destiny and Anthem. According to a press release:

OUTRIDERS is the game that we have been wanting to make for years,” said Sebastian Wojciechowski, Studio Head of People Can Fly. “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.”

“People Can Fly is the perfect partner for us to create a game like OUTRIDERS. They have a great history of creating high-quality shooters, plus an unmatched level of experience and expertise in the Unreal game engine, unrivalled in the gaming industry,” Said Lee Singleton, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios.

OUTRIDERS is a very exciting project for us at Square Enix External Studios. We’re focusing on giving players a true AAA co-op shooter with a deep feature set and strong narrative,” said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios. “The team at People Can Fly really know how to make gunplay feel tight and powerful and we can’t wait to show you more later this winter.”

Along with the announcement trailer, Square Enix released a video with a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Outriders and a message from People Can Fly:

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Written by Brock Arnett

Gamer since the NES days, Boilermaker, Colts and Pacers fan. I can’t wait until my two boys are old enough to play games with me.

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