During the Square-Enix E3 2019 press conference, the publisher unveiled the debut trailer for Outriders, the next game from Bulletstorm developers People Can Fly. This isn’t the first time we have heard of the game, as Square-Enix offered up some teases of the game in the weeks leading up E3. On Twitter, the publisher posted a mysterious video of a character awakening from Cryostasis. There wasn’t much to make from the short tease then, but we now know what it’s about.
At the press conference, studio head of People Can Fly, Sebastian Wojciechowski took to the stage to talk about what the game us all about. Outriders is a co-op action shooter set in a hard sci-fi universe. Taking place on the planet Enoch, a ragtag crew of fighters work together to battle hordes of enemies. While you can play solo, the game also features drop-in, drop-out co-op play–letting up to 3 players take part in the various missions and events on the planet.
According to the developers, it’s a game that they wanted to make for a long time, which pulls upon their years of experience making shooters. In a press release for Outriders, the CEO of People Can Fly, described the game as being a fairly ambitious project, which totally seems to be in the developer’s wheelhouse.
“Outriders is the game that we have been wanting to make for years,” said Wojciechowski. “We’re 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. We now have over 200 developers at four international studios working on this project to make it our most ambitious shooter to date. We’re very excited to finally unveil Outriders to the world, and we can’t wait to show you more of the game.”
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