For those who keep up with video games, you may have seen a somewhat cryptic tweet from the Xbox Game Pass Twitter account last week. The subject was simple, a picture of an email from Melissa McGamepass (trust me, it fits their silly motif) talking about an incoming game they weren’t supposed to name. This one seemed a little too informative though, bringing up phrases like “a mysterious signal” and “am I the anomaly” which seemed to be hinting at Outriders. To be honest, it seemed a bit to good to be true, but it was confirmed this morning that the new AAA third person looter shooter would be headed to Game Pass on release day. Here is the news from Xbox Wire!
We all got a taste of Outriders with the recent demo, so I’m thrilled to announce that Outriders will be available on Console and Android phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with Xbox Game Pass on day one!
Starting April 1 (not an April Fool’s joke, I assure you), Xbox Game Pass for Console and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can jump into this true genre-hybrid from Square Enix, which combines brutal combat with deep RPG systems. Outriders is set in the distant future where players attempt to colonize a planet that they believe to be a new home for humanity. Turns out, the planet doesn’t want them there. Oops. A mysterious storm called the Anomaly burnt out all the tech that’s more advanced than a lightbulb, hyper-evolved the wildlife into ferocious monsters, and colonization efforts broke down into a bitter war of attrition for the last remaining resources available to humanity.Outriders: Mantras of Survival [ESRB]
You are an Outrider, re-awoken from cryostasis 30 years after the first landing on Enoch – emerging as an Altered – a being with access to powerful skills and healing abilities. And now you get to flex those skills on the ever-raging battlefield! Create and customize your own Outrider, then use their devastating array of abilities to annihilate your enemy as you embark on the journey to discover the source of a mysterious signal on a dangerous and untamed world.
You can play single-player or co-op with up to two friends as you combine skill and speed in a frenetic attempt to survive a savage future in this aggressive third-person perspective RPG-Shooter. And don’t forget it’s fully cross-play – explore Enoch with any of your friends on any other platform!
See you on Enoch, Outriders!
Unfortunately if you have a computer, it doesn’t look like this will make it to Game Pass PC, but if you have xCloud you’ll be able to have fun wherever you go! Stay tuned to Gaming Trend for further news, impressions, videos, and reviews of Outriders, which will launch April 1st on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Stadia with full crossplay between all versions.
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