During the Square Enix E3 2019 Press Conference, the publisher revealed Outriders, the People Can Fly developed 1-3 player co-op shooter, that’s releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Summer 2020.
The developer, People Can Fly, actually consists of team members that worked on Gears of War Judgement and Bulletstorm, so needless to say, they know a thing or two about making shooters. For Outriders, players will experience an original and desperate sci-fi universe full of action.
Given that this is a new title from People Can Fly and Square Enix, both the developer and publisher shared their thoughts about it via a press release.
First up, we have Sebastian Wojciechowski, Studio Head of People Can Fly, who mentioned that he’s been wanting to make Outriders “for years” and that the People Can Fly team is “very happy to be working with Square Enix on this project, it’s a big undertaking for us and the team has grown considerably to work on the Outriders project.” Furthermore, he shared that the development team consists of “over 200 developers at four international studios” working on the title to make sure it’s their “most ambitious shooter to date.”
Square Enix also is excited to be working with People Can Fly, as via the aforementioned press release, Lee Singleton, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios, shared the following: “People Can Fly is the perfect partner for us to create a game like Outriders. They have a great history of creating high-quality shooters, plus an unmatched level of experience and expertise in the Unreal game engine, unrivaled in the gaming industry.”
Also, Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios, had some words to say about what the project means to Square Enix as a whole: “Outriders is a very exciting project for us at Square Enix External Studios. We’re focusing on giving players a true AAA co-op shooter with a deep feature set and strong narrative. The team at People Can Fly really know how to make gunplay feel tight and powerful and we can’t wait to show you more later this winter.”
Square Enix additionally revealed a behind the scenes look at the development of Outriders, along with a message from People Can Fly.
Get a better idea of what Outriders is all about, thanks to the videos and screenshots below:
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