Earlier today, Square Enix uploaded the first of its planned Outriders Broadcasts, as promised by press release last week. As the inaugural episode of what is said to be a monthly video series, it offers a nice, first look at more than ten minutes’ worth of gameplay. That, as well as the game’s classes, difficulty options, loot and microtransactions.
Set in an all-new, dark sci-fi world, Outriders 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.”
While the gameplay portion of the broadcast is featured above, the full episode can be seen here:
Outriders will be released this holiday season, and is in the works for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and PC.