Square Enix is bringing Outriders, the next game from Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment developer People Can Fly, to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The co-op shooter is also coming to previously announced platforms — PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One — by the end of 2020.
In addition to confirming next-generation PlayStation and Xbox versions of the game, a new trailer for Outriders released Tuesday reveals more about the story of the game’s sci-fi story. Escaping a dying Earth, humanity finds solace on a strange new planet called Enoch, the source of a powerful anomaly and hostile indigenous life. Enoch also grants its new human visitors fantastical and destructive superhuman powers: the ability to shoot flame, freeze enemies, and summon rocky earth as protective armor.
People Can Fly’s shooter pedigree is clearly on display in Outriders; trench warfare battles look reminiscent of Gears of War’s cover-based shooting, but embellished with over-the-top, super-powered action.
Outriders was announced at E3 2019. Square Enix and People Can Fly promise drop-in, drop-out cooperative gameplay for up to three players. The game is slated to arrive holiday 2020, the same window the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are expected to launch.
Square Enix and People Can Fly plan to reveal more about Outriders on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT during a livestream on YouTube. Polygon will also have new gameplay details about the game at that time.