Microsoft has confirmed that Outriders will be available on Xbox Game Pass beginning on April 1, which is the title’s release date.
It will be playable on consoles as well as Android phones and tablets via Xbox cloud gaming.
Originally announced at E3 2019, Outriders is a 1-3 player co-op shooter from Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly, set for release on consoles, PC and Stadia, with cross-play across all formats.
The game is described as “a vast, brutal adventure filled with imaginative weapons, satisfying loot, and flexible character development.”
There are several character classes to choose from – including the Pyromancer, the Trickster, and the Devastator – each of which has its own unique strengths and abilities. Players can level up their character, customise skills, find loot to upgrade weapons and armour, talk to NPCs to learn about the story, and unlock quests.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said last summer that the platform holder was “focused” on bringing more third-party games to Game Pass.
Currently, all first-party Xbox titles are released on Game Pass alongside their general releases, but third-party games typically arrive later, aside from a few exceptions.
There's probably a hint about a game in here somewhere honestly we can't even keep up with all the announcements lately pic.twitter.com/Qz6LmX1Cs4— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) March 12, 2021
Publisher Square Enix recently released an Outriders demo which gives players the opportunity to play the first few hours of the game, with all classes available to experience.
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