Depending on one’s playstyle, the main campaign with all of its side content may take 40 hours.
People Can Fly’s Outriders has been receiving a steady stream of details since it was confirmed for release this holiday season. This is thanks to the monthly Outriders Broadcasts which have outlined the World Tier system and, more recently, the campaign structure, side quests and truck. Of course, it’s important to ask just how much content will be present.
That’s because Outriders isn’t a games-as-a-service title. While future updates and DLC aren’t out of the question, what you see is potentially what you could get for a long time. Game director Bartosz Kmita and narrative designer Szymon Barchan spoke about this to WCCFTech, starting with the kind of endgame content that can be expected.
“We’ll be talking about the endgame in Outriders later this year, but the whole content at launch is for three players at max. Whatever we will do later, there’s always a possibility for it, but right now it’s for one to three players.”
As for how long the game will take to complete, it will “depend on your playstyle, but it’ll probably take around 20 hours just to get through the main campaign. We have a lot of side activities, side quests. If you would also like to fully explore those, then you will get double that, so probably up to 40 hours. Then there’s the end game content, which we are not discussing today but it’s also an additional up to 20 hours, I believe.”
Of course, as noted further, “It depends on what kind of player you are. That’s from the perspective of the story, but when you have the goal to grind components and looking for the perfect build, then looking for a load, that’s when totally different timeframes open and this time will be multiplied a lot.”
Outriders is currently planned to release in holiday 2020 for Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X and PC. Expect another broadcast when August rolls around and perhaps more concrete details on a release date as well.