People Can Fly‘s game also suffers from a delay – it will no longer launch on February 2 as planned until now.
The developers announced in a statement on Twitter that the February 2 launch date has been pushed back to April 1, but they will release a free demo on February 25. Here’s their full statement: „Happy New Year. 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.
For this reason, we’re excited to announce that on February 25, 2021, we will be publishing a free demo, giving everyone the chance to play the first few hours of the game with all four classes—in both single-player and co-op—along with seamless migration of your character and progress to the full game. Speaking of which, we have decided to move the release date of Outriders to 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. Thanks for hanging tight a little longer—we appreciate your patience!”, People Can Fly and Square Enix wrote.
So Outriders is now coming on the first day of the new business year (April 1) on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Steam – possibly with additional Denuvo DRM, as Square Enix included it even in a free game), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. There doesn’t seem to be a chance of an additional delay after this, though. There still seem to be a strong tie to the Marvel comics in this game.
Still, People Can Fly pulled the first big delay of the year. Congratulations to the Polish team!