Since they first started talking about it, People Can Fly have maintained that even though Outriders is a looter shooter RPG, unlike other games in the genre, it is not a live service game. Something else they have said, however, is that while that means the game itself is going to be a complete experience at launch, that doesn’t mean it’s not going to receive any post-launch support whatsoever.
So what exactly will that support looks like? The answer is still a little unclear, but in an interview with Forbes, game director Bartek Kmita provided a little more details on that. Kmita explained that Outriders will receive more content based on fan feedback, and that People Can Fly have a lot of ideas and stories they want to explore in future content. According to Kmita, any new content that the RPG shooter receives will be “significant” expansions that will tell self-contained stories.
“We never said that we would abandon the game,” Kmita said. “This isn’t a games-as-a-service, but if people like it, we will definitely be doing more things in the Outriders universe. We have so many more stories to tell, and a lot of ideas we want to explore that we couldn’t fit in the original game, so we’re happy to create more content in the future. Anything we would make would be in the form of significant expansions with self-contained stories.”
The Outriders developers recently also said that any post-launch content that Outriders receives will add new elements to the game, rather than adding something that should have been in the experience to begin with but was cut out for the purposes of post-launch support. Read more on that through here.
Outriders is out now on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.