Square Enix and People Can Fly’s Outriders won’t be appearing in February 2021 as planned. However, the news isn’t all bad. A slight Outriders delay pushed its release date to April 1, 2021 for most platforms. But there will still be a chance to play it, as a demo will appear on February 25, 2021, the same month the game was supposed to launch.
The People Can Fly Outriders team offered an update on the state of the game via its Twitter account. The message noted that the goal is to make the game stronger, while also giving people a chance to try all four classes alone or with friends with a free trial. The Outriders demo will appear on February 25, 2021. While the statement confirmed saves will transfer over, it didn’t mention if the trial will offer cross-play.
Here’s the full announcement:
Happy New Year. We believe it’s important that players get to experience a new IP like Outriders before release, so that you can decide for yourselves whether the game is something you wish to pre-order, purchase or play.
For this reason, we’re excited to announce that on February 25, 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 1, 2021 (no joke!). We will spend this extra time fine-tuning the game and focusing on delivering a fantastic play experience at launch.
Thanks for hanging tight a little longer – we appreciate your patience!
Outriders will come to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on April 1, 2021. A Stadia version is also in development. The Outriders demo will appear on February 25, 2021.