Square Enix’s E3 2019 press conference concluded almost six hours ago and we got to see a ton of games and news from the developer including Marvel’s Avengers. But perhaps one of the most curious games during Square Enix’s E3 2019 press conference was Outriders developed by People Can Fly.
We got to see a new trailer and learn that Outriders is a shooter set in a “dark and desperate sci-fi universe” that will support solo play as well as a co-op for up to three people.
Even though we haven’t heard much about People Can Fly pre-E3 2019, the studio isn’t new to developing action-packed games. The Polish studio is actually well known for working on games such as Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgement, both heavy hitters.
People Can Fly had the idea of Outriders in their minds when they broke off from Epic Games back in 2015. The separation truly allowed them the independence to finally work on their dream game— Outriders.
After the trailer debuted at the event, studio head Sebastian Wojciechowski said, “It’s a game we’ve had in our heads ever since People Can Fly left Epic Games. Outriders is the game that we have been wanting to make for years,” he 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.”
So what exactly is Outriders?
Developer People Can Fly describes Outriders as their “most ambitious shooter to date,” which “draws from all of the studio’s experience” while working on other games such as Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgement.
Even though most of the Outriders Announcement Trailer is ambiguous, it shows a “hostile new world” with barren yet beautiful landscapes. Outriders features a “dark and desperate” sci-fi universe in which players can either play solo or team up alongside up to two friends in a “drop-in, drop-out online shooter.”
Perhaps the choice of playing solo or co-op with friends is one of the best aspects of Outriders. You can experience Outrider’s story as you like when you journey across a sci-fi world in search of a mysterious energy source.
Although there isn’t much known about the game at this point, you can still expect a lot of gunplay and shooting combat from People Can Fly’s upcoming Outriders. Outriders has a summer 2020 release date for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.