Outriders has been pushed back to 2021, will have cross-play and a free next-gen upgrade

By Heidi Nicholas,
Square Enix and People Can Fly have announced a new February 2nd, 2021 release date for sci-fi RPG shooter Outriders, along with a new trailer.

Over on the latest Square Enix blog post, Toby Palm, Square Enix's community manager for Outriders, confirms the game's February 2021 launch date and that it will be released as a "complete package" for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, and PC.

"It had been our full intention to deliver Outriders to you within the Holiday 2020 season," Palm says on the game's delay. "COVID-19 has certainly affected our operations over the past months, but the teams have all worked extremely hard to adapt to changing circumstances. While the core game is now in a largely complete state, our testing operations were unfortunately among the most affected by the work-process-restructuring caused by the novel coronavirus. To that end, we need a bit more time to get it right and ensure that the Outriders experience will be as smooth and issue-free as it possibly can be when we launch."

The Outriders team also confirmed that the game will support cross-play and will come with a free next-gen upgrade using Smart Delivery from the Xbox One to the Xbox Series X or S. "This means that you can buy and play Outriders on your current platform with the confidence that it will be there for you when you decide to make the jump to the next generation of your respective console." Pre-orders have also gone live. The Standard Edition of the game costs $59.99/£59.99 and pre-ordering it gets you the additional Hell's Rangers Content Pack, with the Hell’s Rangers Male and Female Gear Sets, the 11 Hell’s Rangers Guns, and the Hell’s Rangers Truck Mods and Decals. Outriders now launches on February 2nd 2021.

Outriders - Standard Edition
Outriders - Standard Edition

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Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.