The Outriders demo has been downloaded by more than 2 million players, slamming the game's servers with an unexpected amount of traffic on launch.
I was hyped for this until I played the demo
Replay any story mission (people call for this all the time like with Avengers where the endgame is meh and the story missions are actually good) and side quest as many times as you want, 14 new endgame expeditions that don't reuse assets, 49 legendary weapons and 96 legendary armor, no microtransactions or battlepass, use mods that you get from breaking down items (weapons or armor) on any other respective item - mix and match legendary mods on legendary weapons and change around the behavior of your 8 class abilities (406 mods in total), change firing types on weapons (single shot, burst, full auto for example on AR), cross play with any other system, 15 world tiers to increase difficulty and loot, cosmetics tied to gameplay and not a cash shop, no piecemeal content over months or such with a barebones launch, ... The first chapter is devoid of color, but the trailers and gameplay of later sections show niecer environments as you work you way through. All they need to do now is just polish the game till launch to make sure there are no bugs that doom it like Anthem/Avengers/CyberPunk.
@rdgneoz3 I am actually pretty hyped for this. I preordered after playing the demo. Everything you said is true. Unfortunately, people are always whining even if you do everything right. When I see someone whining about this game, all I can think is: Wow, those people have shit tastes in games. Yet they probably play their yearly recycled CoD or sport games all day and they think they can judge other games.
Yeah and how much do you think it will sell? Downloads of demos don't mean shiit. Actually it could deter gamers from purchasing the final product. The devs are brave I'll give them that.
The demo seems to be garnering a fair bit more positive reactions than negative, so I'd have to assume that, if nothing else, it isn't going to hurt sales.
You think? Idk man I've seen the vast majority of comments and YouTube vids and live streams ripping the game for being a brainless and incredibly simple looter shooter I'm gonna give it a try. Just waiting for my buddy to have a day off so we can play lol. It definitely doesn't look great though
@Ninver This is the 1st time in a lonnnnnggg time, a developer is being so open about their game. Some will call it "brave" i call it confidence in the product they are creating. The demo is there permanent, they already have 2 million plus players giving them feedback, after playing the demo for several hours, it has done quite the opposite as deter me, it has reinforced my decision to pre-order this game, and i can not wait till launch.
Fair play I guess. I hope it sells well. Not really my cup of tea but we all have our preferences.
and quickly uninstalled by 2 million
It's been a week, and it's still averaging 10k concurrent players on Steam, with a peak between 30 and 40k, depending on the time. That's.... really big numbers for a demo.
Most games never get that much concurrent players, so the fact that a demo is doing it is pretty huge. If those players are still playing, it's because you can farm legendaries from quests. Trust me they want to come back for the full release, since everything carries over.
I literally Uninstalled it and bought destinys beyond light expansion instead.
what a terrible trade-off
Not really. One looks last gen and another next gen. Its night and day in term of performance, graphics, animation, sound, handling, cutscenes, lipsync, Outriders looks like a poor version of gears with huge problems on the cover system, That doesnt work everytime, with enemies that appear out, like ninjas... wait where did they come from?
What waverider said. And I was literally waiting for outriders super hyped because I wanted a game like this again. I completely hated destiny 2 after their terrible launch and first few dlcs coming out of destiny 1 at a high point. But here we are, years in and no one can compete. The division 1 was also better than 2. Now destiny 2 is actually pretty decent after years of fixes and balances. Outriders is gonna take a while. Edit* if I had an Xbox, I could have played 360 games with BC that were better than outriders. That's how bad my experience was. More bugs than a Bethesda game and just boring and uninspiring. Bad textures, horrible lip sync like were back a few gens ago again.
Reminded me a lot of Mass Effect Andromeda. Just add the looter shooter elements and voila!
I didn't care a whole lot for the writing, but I enjoyed the raw gameplay. I see some comments about it being a bit mindless, but I feel like that is EVER looter shooter to a degree, and I think this one does a lot to keep it from just being "find a piece of cover and shoot." I was pulling pretty satisfying combos with the abilities I had, and they put effort into creating AI that forces you to keep moving and adjusting your approach. People keep calling this thing generic and whatnot, and I have been a bit confused by that label. To each their own, but I may pick this one up.
Agree the raw gameplay is fun I enjoyed the demo I wanted to play more so I will pick this one up
I thought the demo was really good. All i can say is poor Mr Chang... lol
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