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Outriders developer People Can Fly apologizes to players for server issues

People Can Fly hopes players will judge the game and not the server issues at launch.


Anyone who’s jumped into a few online games on launch day know what server issues look like. They aren’t uncommon, even for the biggest developers with the most resources. The latest game to fall victim to wonky launch servers is Outriders from developers People Can Fly.

Today, People Can Fly posted the following message on their Twitter:

Dear Outriders!

We are, unfortunately, fully aware of servers breakdown you are experiencing right now.

Our partners at Square Enix are trying to fix it ASAP.

As developers, who’ve been working super hard for the last 5 years to make this game awesome, we really hope that you will judge the game rather than those teething troubles related to server issues. It is frustrating for you and it is frustrating for us.

We really appreciate your massive interest in Outriders and we hope to see you all on Enoch shortly.

Sorry for your inconvenience.


Sebastian Wojciechowski

Studio Head

People Can Fly

It’s tough to watch a game struggle with server troubles on launch, especially when you consider that the developers behind the game have been waiting years to show their work to the world. I can only imagine the stress that must cause. Hopefully, the fine folks at Square Enix and People Can Fly are able to sort out the troubles quickly so players can play Outriders they way it was meant to be played.

If you’re having server issues with Outriders, give the People Can Fly Twitter account a follow and surely, it’ll keep everyone informed of progress. You can also follow the Outriders tag on Shacknews to view all our content related to the game.


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    April 2, 2021 4:45 PM

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      April 2, 2021 7:14 PM

      It just went down after I beat a big lava spider. Got my loot, hope it stayed, but I didn't click the cinematic after so I wonder if I have to fight it again lol. I'm having fun while its up

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        April 3, 2021 3:13 AM

        That spider thing was fun!

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        April 3, 2021 5:15 AM

        At first I was pissed how hare it was but that faded pretty fast.

        It's actually a great farm for Titanium FYI. Get about 20 each run + leather, 2-3 rares and a couple of greens. You can turn it in for a few more and then reset and do it again (Volcano/Infernal or something is the story point)

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      April 2, 2021 7:18 PM

      Was finally able to get back in just a bit ago. Still just on the demo. Seems like a lot of content for a demo. Though I will say it's making me want to get the full game. Couple of nit picks about it, but overall pretty fun.

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        April 2, 2021 7:38 PM

        That’s great results for a demo. Many recent demos had the opposite effect on me, so maybe that’s why there weren’t many recent demos.

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      April 3, 2021 5:12 AM

      They've been super transparent from the start of of the demo and seen to take player feedback well. The game is actually fun and I'm enjoying playing as a Devestator and crashing into people and making them go "boom".

      Server issues happen, not unique for any new game with a ton of anticipation.

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      April 3, 2021 5:35 AM

      Is this game ok if played 100% solo?

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        April 3, 2021 6:21 AM

        Oh man, only on console gamepass not on PC :(

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          April 3, 2021 6:41 AM

          Yeah, what's up with that?

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        April 3, 2021 6:44 AM

        I also want to know this, being forced to play with other humans is just awful

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        April 3, 2021 7:19 AM

        I'm almost through the campaign now Solo. Just keep bumping up the difficulty if it gets too easy.

        It's fun, but would totally be better with more people

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        April 3, 2021 7:32 AM

        Yes. I've been playing it for about 5 or 6 hrs now and have had no interaction with other players. If it gets difficult you can bump the world tier down.

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        April 3, 2021 7:46 AM

        Yeah it is fine. I've played it solo and with my kids - works fine when playing console to console or PC to PC - you just can't really cross the environments right now.

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      April 3, 2021 9:05 AM

      Just finished the main campaign. No server issues at all while I've played.

      It did crash to the Xbox homescreen about 10 seconds into the final boss fight.

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