Sci-fantasy co-op shooter Outriders outlines the features of its newly released playable demo in a video

    
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Are you curious about Outriders, the sci-fantastical co-op shooter RPG from developer People Can Fly and publisher Square Enix? Did you forget that this game is even a thing? If you’d like to sate your curiosity or perhaps expose yourself to the game in an effort to have it make an impression, you’re in luck because the game has released a demo today that offers the entire opening chapter, which is approximately three hours’ worth of gameplay.

The demo’s arrival was touted in a video released yesterday outlining Outriders’ gameplay features available in the demo, including online three-player co-op with full cross-platform play, the ability to play as any of the game’s four classes, the ability to transfer demo progress, the full main story prologue as well as several sidequests, and the ability to collect resources and materials to upgrade weapons in the full version of the game.

The demo is available on current and last-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles as well as on PC via Steam or EGS. The video itself is embedded below.

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Kevin Smith

I have been waiting on this game for a while. I was very disappointed.

The first thing that got me was you are tethered to the ground, no jumping. So there goes an vertical play at all really. Probably the thing that made it feel so bad in a modern shooter.

The cinematics where awful. The quality of the cinematic was low, the frame rates set to well below PC standards (were set to 30 FPS), stuttered, just overall bad, and there are a crap ton of them.

The actual play didn’t feel me with joy either. I really wanted to play the techno. I liked the idea of killing things regens health. Basically the AI is awful, just run up to them and kill them. The skills didn’t feel good for the class. The turret just picks one enemy and latches onto it even after freezing the enemy while ignoring the other 4 guys running at you.

Just remember a demo is a finalized product not a beta. So what you see is what you get. Sure they can tweek some things but they should not be making a lot of huge changes between the demo and final release.

Overall it didn’t feel like the game I have been watching on the dev streams at all. Felt like I was playing a different game. I had been watching this for a while now because I was looking for something to play when I take a break from Destiny 2. This will not be that game.

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Neurotic

Well if anyone knows how to make a good shooter, it’ll be the Painkiller gang. Going to download this as soon as I get off work!

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John Mclain

It’s not great… In fact it doesn’t quite reach “good” either. Balance is all over the place, with random enemies before a boss being brutally hard, then you reach the big boss and kill him in under 15 seconds without even getting hit. Some major bugs including encountering immortal enemies. (Not joking, I killed one guy 15 freaking times before he stayed dead, this wasn’t a boss, just a random fodder dude. Fairly sure he was bugged.)

Cutscenes are 30fps but my gameplay is 144fps, which can make you physically nautious by itself. But add to that the cutscenes “ALL” have shaky-cams as well, and I was ready to “actually physically” vomit after several minutes of cutscenes back to back.

This demo did the game more damage than they could possibly imagine. I suspect they lost 50% of all potential purchasers today alone. But I appreciate that they made it. I know this game isn’t for me now.

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ThePeon25

Must say so far the demo has been fun but man the game started out nice and green and where I am now Brown brown brown and more brown it´s like they could not afford color. I know it´s war and shit but man common.

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ThePeon25

I know it´s a demo but still wish it was more colorful.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

New Nvidia drivers released today have updates for this demo!

I just got a displayport error while playing and was unable to get myself out of the game – had to hard boot – prior to knowing this.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

no issues after driver update, but my time with it this game is done…meh….

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ChoJun

ugh… 1:30 h already and game is completely fucking random lmao. 5 lines backstory and you’re watching 30fps cinematics for 1h. graphics are good, shooting similar to gears of wars, tbh from my own experience this will either suck and be doa or they stick with it long plan. haven’t left much of an impression besides, wtf is this random shit and can i play?

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EmberStar

I like Warframe. I was curious about Anthem, right up until it became clear the launch version was a dumpster fire that wasn’t even sure what game it wanted to be.

I’m probably going to skip this though.

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BalsBigBrother

I am always up for trying a new looter shooter and downloading now.

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Bryan Cole

Can’t wait to get home and try it out. Best part is, everything you do in the demo will be saved and counts when the game comes out so that you can just continue on.

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Greaterdivinity

Skipping the demo but keeping an eye on it. This is very much on my radar, looks like it could be cool.