New IP Poised to be the Company’s Next Big Franchise
SYDNEY (May 20, 2021) – SQUARE ENIX® announced today that OUTRIDERS®, the high-intensity RPG-Shooter where survival demands aggression, surpassed 3.5 million unique players worldwide in its first month (April 1 – May 1, 2021), according to internal data. With acclaim from both players and critics across the globe, OUTRIDERS is on track to become the company’s next major franchise.
“With over 3.5 million unique players, average play times of over 30 hours and extremely high engagement for co-operative play, we and the amazing team at People Can Fly are so excited with this initial success,” said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios. “Launching a new game IP is never easy and we remain very grateful for the community’s support and feedback – we continue to listen carefully and want to assure everyone that we are committed to improving and enhancing the experience in the coming weeks and months. We also look forward to expanding on Outriders in the future.”
OUTRIDERS is a hard-hitting RPG-Shooter set in an original dark sci-fi world. The last of humanity slowly bleeds out in the trenches of the wild and unforgiving world of Enoch, and you awake as one of the last of the Outriders and an Altered, infused with incredible powers. Journey across a hostile planet where everything has hyper-evolved to kill you. Choose from four different classes and use deep and flexible character customisation to build your own play style, collect twisted and beautiful guns and gear, and wield destructive and dominating powers. Stay aggressive, kill to heal and take the fight to your enemies in single player or with up to three players in co-op, as you explore the unknown across an epic story campaign.
Watch the latest OUTRIDERS trailer here:
The free OUTRIDERS demo is currently available on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, as well as Steam and GeForce Now on PC.
OUTRIDERS launched on April 1, 2021, and is available now on PlayStation®5; PlayStation®4; Xbox Series X|S; Xbox One; Steam, Epic Games Store and GeForce NOW on PC; and Google Stadia.
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ABOUT PEOPLE CAN FLY
Established in 2002, People Can Fly, is one of the best AAA game development studios in Poland and one of the leading UNREAL ENGINE studios in Europe. People Can Fly operates in Warsaw, Rzeszów, Newcastle and New York, with newly opened start-up studios in Łódź (PL) and Montreal (CA).
PCF made its mark on the shooter genre and is known for titles such as Bulletstorm: Full Clip (launched on April 7, 2017) , Gears of War: Judgment (published in 2013), Bulletstorm (an original, Unreal Engine 3-powered onslaught of ‘kill with skill’ gameplay and blockbuster moments, published in 2011.) and Painkiller (launched in 2004).
Besides Outriders People Can Fly is currently working on two other AAA projects: new game for Square Enix and recently announced original, action-adventure title for Take-Two Interactive.
People Can Fly made its debut on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in December 2020.
About Square Enix External Studios
Square Enix External Studios is a London based development and publishing group that works with top development studios across the world, establishing new intellectual properties and developing new franchises within the umbrella of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix External Studios have been responsible for multiple games including the Just Cause® and Life is Strange® series, as well as titles such as Batman: Arkham Asylum™ and Sleeping Dogs®.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 161 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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