Maybe it was releasing the game on Xbox Game Pass, or maybe it was having a generous well received demo. Whatever it was Outriders has blown enough people away to pass the 3.5 million player mark which is fantastic.
“With over 3.5 million unique players, average play times of over 30 hours and extremely high engagement for co-operative play, we and the amazing team at People Can Fly are so excited with this initial success,” said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios. “Launching a new game IP is never easy and we remain very grateful for the community’s support and feedback – we continue to listen carefully and want to assure everyone that we are committed to improving and enhancing the experience in the coming weeks and months. We also look forward to expanding on Outriders in the future.”
So basically Square has said they are listening to players. Even better they are taking all the feedback on board.
Though probably best of all, the game released in a playable and fun state so now they are ironing out the kinks. Which is better than some games where they have to iron out…the game.
OUTRIDERS is a hard-hitting RPG-Shooter set in an original dark sci-fi world. You awake as one of the last of the Outriders with incredible powers. Journey across a hostile planet where everything has hyper-evolved to kill you.
Choose from four different classes and use deep and flexible character customisation to build your own play style. Also collect twisted and beautiful guns and gear, and wield destructive and dominating powers.
Stay aggressive, kill to heal and take the fight to your enemies in single player or with up to three players in co-op, as you explore the unknown across an epic story campaign.
OUTRIDERS launched on April 1, 2021, on PS5; PS4; Xbox Series X|S; Xbox One; and PC.