Developed by People Can Fly, Outriders is a third-person shooter that is going to come out in late 2020 for various platforms such as Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, the all-new Playstation 5, and also for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
The game is gonna be published by Square Enix and is based in the future where the humans make effort to colonize a planet by the name of Enoch, the plan goes awry as a massive energy story strikes the expedition team and gives the inhabitants of the planet and the new colonists superpowers.
Outriders utilizes the third-person perspective and has a role-playing shooter cover genre.
Outriders begins with the players creating a custom avatar for themselves and then choosing from four different classes of characters that have different unique abilities.
The four classes of the characters are as follows:
- Trickster, this character type has the ability to manipulate time.
- Pyromancer, this character type has the ability to manipulate fire.
- Devastator, the type can cause seismic activity and use it for attacking.
- Mystery character, one of the classes of character are yet unrevealed as to who they are and what abilities they possess.
The many special skills that the type of the different characters possess can be applied for a short period of time and then they require a cooldown time, the skills can be paired with normal skills to maximize their damage. The game contains a skill up-gradation tree that can be used to upgrade and unlock new skills.
There is a wide range of weapons available for the players to use from rifles to shotguns and also there are options to customize the firearms with different mods.
The gameplay involves a lot of covers that the players can hide behind to shield themselves from enemy fire but it also comes with a downfall as the only for the players to regenerate their health is to kill or hurt the enemy.
The levels of the game progress as “world level” and more the world level more the difficulty of the game and also the loots from the enemies increase with the level.
The role-playing nature of the game helps it to incorporate various elements like the ability of the players to explore various areas in the game such as hubs and also the ability to talk to NPCs and finish off side missions.
There are two ways to play the game either in a single-player mode or to form a team of 3 players to play in a cooperative multiplayer mode.
The gamer is developed by People Can Fly a Polish developer and the development of the game began in 2015. People Can Fly expanded their vision of the game with the help of Square Enix who agreed to publish the game and to keep up with the need, they also turned their 40 member team into a 200 member team.
The game was announced at E3 in the year 2019.