As hinted in yesterday’s report, Square Enix and People Can Fly’s popular sci-fi RPG shooter, Outriders, is coming to Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft confirmed the exciting addition to its game subscription service in an Xbox Wire post published today, which clarified that the title will be available to play on Xbox consoles (as well as Android phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming) on day one. Outriders is officially slated for release on Xbox, PlayStation, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on April 1.
“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,” a community lead wrote. “Outriders is set in the distant future where players attempt to colonize a planet that they believe to be a new home for humanity.”
“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.”
Unfortunately, Microsoft did not provide any clues as to when the PC version of Outriders will be available for Xbox Game Pass PC subscribers. It isn’t clear whether Square Enix’s Xbox Game Pass agreement with Microsoft even includes the PC version, but users suspect that it’ll be added eventually in the coming months.