A brand new Outriders broadcast will announce a fairly large content material replace that’s stated to be “everything you’ve been waiting for,” alongside a recap of the game’s enhancements since its launch in April. Square Enix is internet hosting its sixth Outriders broadcast on November 15, 2021, beginning at 9 am PST / 6 pm CET by way of YouTube and Twitch. It additionally launched a broadcast announcement trailer.
The upcoming broadcast will apparently showcase some updates on “everything you’ve been waiting for,” in addition to “everything you didn’t know you’ve been waiting for.” While particulars are nonetheless scarce, the press launch signifies that the published will focus on a “colossal” free content material replace coming quickly. Additionally, the published will go over Outriders’ post-launch improvements. One factor is for sure, although: developer People Can Fly and writer Square Enix have set a reasonably excessive bar for themselves.
Outriders initially launched in April 2021 to some pretty good reception. The sci-fi RPG shooter is a brand new IP by Warsaw-based studio People Can Fly, the builders behind Gears of War: Judgment and Bulletstorm. After the game surpassed 3.5 million distinctive gamers inside the first month of launch, Square Enix introduced that Outriders would change into its “next biggest franchise.”
However, issues haven’t been so clean post-launch. Back in September, stories revealed that Square Enix had not but paid royalties to People Can Fly resulting from Outriders not reaching the gross sales targets it had set. This was resulting from the truth that the 2 events had entered a contract the place royalties could be paid as soon as Outriders had recouped its improvement, distribution, and publishing prices. Put merely, Outriders has not been profitable, a minimum of by that point.
That being stated, issues are nonetheless trying up for People Can Fly. Aside from continued improvement on Outriders, the studio can also be engaged on two different AAA titles; one new title for Square Enix, and one other unannounced authentic action-adventure title beneath Take-Two Interactive. Furthermore, People Can Fly additionally revealed that it’ll now not focus exclusively on AAA titles, and can start branching out to AA video games with shorter improvement instances and decrease budgets.