Do you remember Outriders? The answer is no, you do not. If you think you do, you are either lying or delusional. No one remembers Outriders. But it did actually launched, and despite the aforementioned fact that no one remembers it exists, it… apparently did pretty well for itself. And some of that is attributed by Square-Enix to a quirk of its launch window wherein it was available on the Xbox Game Pass right away during its initial launch.
The title amassed 3.3 million unique players early one, which is impressive for any title, and while the publisher hasn’t revealed how many of those players have stuck around over the long term, there’s definitely a sense of satisfaction with the title up to this point. Good on you, Outriders! Square-Enix needed a looter-shooter to take off in a big way, and we all know that Marvel’s Avengers wasn’t doing it. Even if some might find you a bit unremarkable.