Square Enix and People Can Fly have revealed a bunch of new details for their upcoming co-op action RPG shooter Outriders. Focussing on the “Journey and Structure” of the game, the second stream also announced the game would feature an original soundtrack from renowned composer Inon Zur.
Set on the world of Enoch, Outriders is features a dark sci-fi story, as the colonisers of this world find themselves almost wiped out during a cataclysmic event. Re-emerging decades later, the Outriders have been imbued with magical abilities, but find the Human colony and the factions scrabbling for survival on the brink of collapse.
From this (relatively) safe harbour, players will venture forth into a world of mysterious jungles and deserts, trying to understand the anomaly and what’s causing it.
Of course, it helps if a game sounds good as well. Speaking of his involvement in the project, Inon Zur said, “As a composer it’s always extremely exciting to be involved in building new worlds and telling new stories, so I’m thrilled to reveal that I have composed the score for People Can Fly and Square Enix’s epic sci-fi action game Outriders. It was a lot of fun blending heavy orchestral soundscapes and futuristic musical sound design for this rollercoaster sci-fi adventure and I can’t wait to share the music with you.”
The game will feature, not an open world, but a hub and spoke structure, blending save havens with combat potentially lurking right outside the door. You’ll also be leading a convoy, with a bunch of NPC characters and vendors with you through much of your journey.
The game puts the RPG elements in the spotlight, with four character classes and deep character customisation options available to you. Each class will have eight abilities available to them through the game, but only be able to equip three at a time, augmenting them with a deep skill tree and broad item and loot hunting.
At the end of May, in the first Outriders Broadcast, a first real look at the gameplay was revealed, including a dive into the World Tiers difficulty system.
We also got to speak to People Can Fly about the game in the run up to Broadcast #2 – read our Outriders preview from that chat here.
Outriders is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.
Source: press release