Developed by People Can Fly and published by Square Enix, Outriders is a 1-3 player drop-in-drop-out co-op sci-fi shooter that might have just been delayed until February 2, 2021 from its Holiday 2020 release date.
The information was potentially leaked when the Hell Ranger's Bundle was announced yesterday, where the pricing was adjusted and simplified to make it easier for customers to understand what exactly they are preordering. For those who had preordered the game before the announcement, they can either keep their original preorder (that may now cost more than before) and receive a free artbook, or get the new "Hell Rangers" bundle that's available here.
What's also interesting about this bundle is that it seemingly runs counter to their previously adamant position of no cosmetic DLC. Now the preorder bundle has cosmetic DLC, which raises some questions: will there be more cosmetic DLC in the game? Is this a one-time event? We'll have to see closer to launch, but the game being the "whole package" no longer seems to be the case.
That's all very well and good, but the thinking that the game may be delayed stems from this page. It was changed 21 hours ago at the same time that the new preorder bundle was added. The release date? February 2, 2021. It might be a mistake for all we know, but hey, it's there and it seems a somewhat reasonable assumption to make if the production has been delayed by COVID. An extra month or two of development might be just what the game needs to push it over the finish line. It is additionally possible, that the release date delay is only for PC.
Outriders will release on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, and PC sometime relatively soon. If we get an official release update for the game we'll be sure to update this article. Stay tuned for more information.
What do you think of this news? Are you excited for Outriders? Are you bummed that Outriders might be delayed? Do you think it's warranted? Let us know in the comments!