OUTRIDERS Demo Has Already Been Downloaded Over 2 Million Times, Square Enix Announces
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
According to publisher Square Enix and developer People Can Fly, Outriders' demo version has proven to be quite a hit with players, as said demo — which has been available since February 25 — has been downloaded more than two million times. To celebrate this milestone, the Polish studio will launch a big update next week.
That's right, despite the fact that Outriders is right around the corner — it will make its debut on April 1st — People Can Fly is still planning to fix some glaring issues with the demo to make it as smooth as possible.
The all-new hotfix will introduce some huge changes and quality-of-life improvements, including tweaks to frame rate output, improved subtitle display and synchronization during quests, and changes to loot drops.
The Outriders demo is now live on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and PC (via Steam).
While the "looter shooter" genre has been quite crowded ever since the release of Destiny in 2014, Outriders is shaping up to be a reasonable alternative to the Bungie series — and after giant misfires like Anthem and Ghost Recon Breakpoint, maybe that's all it needs to be to achieve success. We remain cautiously optimistic.
Thank you to every one of you for helping us reach 2 Million downloads within a single week!— Outriders (@Outriders) March 4, 2021
But Enoch isn't done with you yet Outrider...
Read up on our upcoming Demo patch and other planned changes in our "One Week Later" Dev update:
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.