Square Enix has announced Outriders has been delayed to the 1st of April 2021, the game was originally scheduled to release on the 2nd of February 2021. The delay was made so that People Can Fly, the developers of the game, could spend “extra time fine tuning the game”. A demo for the game was also announced and will release on the 25th of February 2021 on all platforms. Outriders is due out on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Stadia.
Here’s what Square Enix had to say:
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!