When you get together the developers of Gears of War: Judgment and Bulletstorm, and mix them with those behind Sleeping Dogs and Just Cause, it’s safe to say there is a lot of hype. That is the case with Square Enix’s next blockbuster – OUTRIDERS – as the release date is confirmed alongside details of cross-play and the next-gen upgrades.
First things first and what will you be doing come February 2nd 2021? Chances are that’ll you be spending it playing OUTRIDERS on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, or PC, as that is exactly when it’ll be releasing. Unfortunately, if you prefer to utilise the power of Google Stadia, you’ll need to wait just a little longer.
And when it does hit home, it’ll feature full cross-play compatibility across all formats, meaning no matter what platform you and your friends are playing on, you’ll be able to join them for a bit of action.
Further to that though, and as is now pretty standard, if you wish to make the move from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S, Smart Delivery will come into play, letting you upgrade for free. The same is true for those making the switch from PS4 up to PS5 too – you’ll be able to move over with no fuss, and no bother.
“We’re very happy to announce that we can offer full cross-play support and a free next-gen upgrade plan for OUTRIDERS players. The great thing about this system is that even if you’re not picking up your PS5 or XSX quite yet, we’ve got you covered and there’s no need to wait. If you buy the current-gen version of OUTRIDERS, we’ll give you the next-gen version for free“, said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios.
“We’re taking a little bit longer to ensure players have the best possible experience with OUTRIDERS, we’re also including new features like Cross-Play which will make our game much more accessible on all platforms.” added Lee Singleton, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios.
OUTRIDERS will release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC on Feb 2nd 2021, with a Google Stadia launch occuring later. You can pre-order the Standard Edition from the Xbox Store if you so wish.
If you want to know more, the release date announcement trailer is below.