Outriders Coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day 1

by in Outriders | Mar, 15th 2021

Outriders, an upcoming co-op third-person RPG developed by People Can Fly (and published by Square Enix), has garnered lately. And, well, there’s a good reason why. It might not be the “next big thing,” but it’s probably not far off either. We’re still a couple of weeks away from its official release (April 1). If you’re an Xbox gamer, you already have a reason to start celebrating: Outriders is coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day 1 (only for console subscribers, no luck for the “PC Master Race”).

Talk about a big announcement! And it’s coming hot off the heels of Microsoft adding 20 Bethesda titles to Xbox Game Pass, making it the de facto best deal in gaming!

Where Did This Come From?

A very peculiar hint was dropped by the official Xbox Game Pass account on Twitter a few ago, which led to well-founded speculation on Reddit

Now, on paper, this isn’t much to go by, but then you look at the official Outriders’ synopsis, and things make a lot more sense: “Humanity’s efforts to colonize the alien planet, Enoch, went astray as the expedition team encountered a massive energy storm, known as “The Anomaly,” during their search for a mysterious signal.”

Now, none of this would’ve been taken all too seriously had Microsoft not done the exact same thing in the past. Twice. The folks running the Xbox Game Pass Twitter account have a knack for cryptic tweets and clever announcements. This latest instance is no different in that regard. 

With Outriders coming out on Day 1, Microsoft has given gamers another reason to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass — if they haven’t done so already! It’s truly the best deal in gaming. If the recent slew of announcements is any indication, it’ll only get better and better as time goes on! Outriders packs a lot of potential. Having it available to millions of Xbox Game Pass subscribers “free of charge” is a move that makes sense for Microsoft and People Can Fly/Square Enix.

You can download the demo right now and give the game a spin! And it’s not just a shoddy 15-minute sneak peek either. We’re talking about a three-hour opening chapter of the game with a host of things to do and collect. Make sure to roll up your sleeves and start grinding! Better yet, any progress you make in the demo will automatically be transferred over to the full game! Incredible stuff! And if you happen to need a bit of persuasion, take a look at this video — it’ll surely do the trick!


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