Square Enix Unveils New AAA Original IP: Outriders

By on Jun 11, 2019 at 11:15 am. Filed in News under Outriders.

The makers of Gears of War Judgement and Bulletstorm are working on a new original IP co-op shooter coming to us next summer.

Among Square Enix’ many announcements at their E3 2019 press conference, a brand new original IP from People Can Fly was introduced. Outriders is made by the developers of Gears of War Judgement and Bulletstorm and will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in summer 2020.

Outriders will offer 1 – 3 player drop-in co-op and is a shooter set in an original dark and desperate sci-fi universe. Fans of co-op shooters, like myself, will be looking forward to more information about Outriders coming in the future.

“Outriders is the game that we have been wanting to make for years,” said Sebastian Wojciechowski, Studio Head of People Can Fly. “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. We now have over 200 developers at four international studios working on this project to make it our most ambitious shooter to date. We’re very excited to finally unveil Outriders to the world, and we can’t wait to show you more of the game.”

“People Can Fly is the perfect partner for us to create a game like Outriders. They have a great history of creating high-quality shooters, plus an unmatched level of experience and expertise in the Unreal game engine, unrivaled in the gaming industry,” Said Lee Singleton, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios.

“Outriders is a very exciting project for us at Square Enix External Studios. We’re focusing on giving players a true AAA co-op shooter with a deep feature set and strong narrative,” said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios. “The team at People Can Fly really know how to make gunplay feel tight and powerful and we can’t wait to show you more later this winter.”

Outriders will launch sometime in the summer of 2020 and be available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

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Outriders is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you’ll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet. With rich storytelling spanning a diverse world, you’ll leave behind the slums and shanty towns of the First City and traverse forests, mountains and desert in the pursuit of a mysterious signal. Combining intense gunplay with violent powers and an arsenal of increasingly twisted weaponry and gear-sets, OUTRIDERS offers countless hours of gameplay.