It seems that Outriders has been delayed again.
It has been announced that Outriders has once again been delayed. On Twitter, the game's developer, People Can Fly, announced that the game will now release on April 1st. They also revealed that there will be a demo for the game, which will release next month. People Can Fly state that the demo is to help gamers decide whether or not they would like to pre-order and purchase the title.
"For this reason we're excited to announce that on February 25th 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 1st, 2021 (no joke!). We will spend this extra time fine tuning the game and focus on delivering a fantastic play experience at launch.
"Thanks for hanging tight a little longer - we appreciate your patience!"
Outriders was meant to release in 2020, but was delayed into February 2021 this past October. At the time, People Can Fly stated that the delay was due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the team's operations. They had mentioned that they were working really hard to adapt to the changing circumstances. They had stated at the time that the game was in a largely complete state, but that they needed more time to make sure that the Outriders experience would be as smooth as possible. They also announced at the time that Outriders will support full cross-play across all platforms, including across console generations.
Outriders will release for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia. Those who purchase the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will receive a free upgrade to the next-gen version of the game when they upgrade to the new consoles.