Outriders – the upcoming co-op loot shooter from People Can Fly, the studio behind Painkiller and Bulletstorm, and printed by Square Enix – was beforehand scheduled to launch on February 2, 2021, but that date’s now been pushed again to April. Instead, we’re getting a free demo in February to assist whet some appetites forward of the correct Outriders release date.

“We believe it’s important that players get to experience a new IP like Outriders before release, so that you can decide for yourselves whether the game is something you wish to pre-order, purchase, or play,” the devs say within the announcement. “For this reason we’re excited to announce that on February 25, 2021 we will be publishing a free demo.”

That demo will embrace all 4 courses, and allow you to play by the primary few hours of the sport, alone or in co-op. Any progress you make will carry over to the total launch of Outriders on April 1, 2021. (“No joke!”)

“We will spend this extra time fine tuning the game and focusing on delivering a fantastic play experience at launch.”


I’ve performed and enjoyed Outriders during a preview event, and even I’ve forgotten that it was set to return out this quickly. I believe the sudden delay has extra to due with the obvious lack of hype than anything, and a demo is probably the easiest way to get potential gamers enthusiastic about a sport.

I loved Outriders fairly a bit in my transient preview session, but there’ve been loads of loot-driven motion video games not too long ago which I’ve largely loved, but which ended up not having a lot endurance. (Hello, Avengers.) Here’s hoping Outriders can handle to face out amid a slew of comparable multiplayer games – you’ll be capable to see it for your self quickly sufficient.