People Can Fly’s Outriders is a whole recreation at launch, with no present plans for DLC. However, in an interview with Forbes, Creative Director Bartek Kmita mentioned that any future DLC the group created for the sport would be “significant expansions with self-contained stories”.
Despite shying away from the live-service model, Kmita assures gamers they’re not simply going to desert the sport. They absolutely intend to “be doing more things in the Outriders universe” so long as players remain interested in it:
We by no means mentioned that we’d abandon the sport. This isn’t a games-as-a-service, but when individuals prefer it, we will certainly be doing extra issues within the Outriders universe. We have so many extra tales to inform, and quite a lot of concepts we need to discover that we couldn’t match within the authentic recreation, so we’re completely happy to create extra content material sooner or later. Anything we’d make would be within the type of vital expansions with self-contained tales.
The title has actually confirmed in style since its launch on April 1. While console figures should not accessible, the sport has turn into Square Enix’s largest ever Steam launch. Outriders has already peaked at 111,953 simultaneous gamers on the PC platform. This is simply over 2.5 instances the writer’s earlier greatest, which was Rise of the Tomb Raider at 44,588 simultaneous gamers. The recreation has dwarfed Marvel’s Avengers, which has solely managed a peak of 31,165 gamers.
This is prone to be due to the thrill generated by the demo. The extraordinarily profitable demo has been downloaded by over two million players who clocked up more than 9.5 million hours of playtime between them. To discourage the dishonest they witnessed throughout that point, the group is branding cheaters with a “discreet but visible watermark” and so they received’t be allowed to combine with respectable gamers, serving to to supply a degree taking part in area.