Square Enix and People Can Fly’s popular new RPG shooter, Outriders, is probably coming to Microsoft’s game subscription service in the near future. The potential addition stems from Xbox Game Pass’ official Twitter account, which tweeted an email from “Melissa McGamepass” alluding to a title that involves an “anomaly” and “mysterious signal.” Both of these keywords are present in one of Outriders’ official synopses.
“So much news today!” McGamepass’ email reads. “Hope you don’t mind if I add some more! (Although it’s completely unrelated to the other announcements.) That new game has been confirmed and is officially coming to the service! As always, keep this confidential. Before I go, I did have something I wanted to ask…has anyone else noticed a mysterious signal appears in the distance lately, or am I the anomaly in this situation? Weird question, I know.”
“Humanity’s efforts to colonize the alien planet, Enoch, went astray as the expedition teams encountered massive energy storms, known as ‘The Anomaly,'” one of Square Enix’s official synopses for Outriders reads. “The Outriders escape to cryo sleep, awakening 30 years later they embark on a journey across the hostile planet to the source of a mysterious signal. One which may offer hope for humanity’s future. The storms, however, have granted violent powers to both you and the rest of the planet.”
It isn’t clear when Outriders will be available on Xbox Game Pass, but sci-fi fans who’d like to get a head start with the cover shooter and test out its four character classes before the game’s release on April 1 can try out a free demo that’s available on PC, as well as PlayStation and Xbox consoles. According to a post from Square Enix on the game’s official subreddit, more than two million players have already downloaded the demo thus far.
There’s probably a hint about a game in here somewhere honestly we can’t even keep up with all the announcements lately pic.twitter.com/Qz6LmX1Cs4— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) March 12, 2021