The Cyberpunk 2077 case seems to have convinced the gaming industry to be more cautious with the launch of its products. It is the case of People Can Fly who recently announced a new postponement for his Outriders, moving the release date as of April 1, 2021.
An important update regarding Outriders. pic.twitter.com/HHZrq5GIik
- Outriders (@Outriders) -
"Happy New Year. We believe it is important that players can enjoy a new IP as Outriders prior to release, so that they can decide for themselves whether the game is something they want to pre-order, purchase or play. For this reason we are thrilled to announce that on February 25, 2021 we will publish a free demo, giving everyone the ability to play the first few hours of the game with all four classes - in both single player and co-op - along with migrating your character's progress to the full game. Speaking of the latter, we have decided to move the Outriders release date to April 1st, 2021 (no joke!). We will be spending this additional time perfecting the game and focusing on delivering a great experience right from launch. Thank you for sticking with us a little more - we appreciate your patience! ”.
An interesting move then, by People Can Fly, that opts for the launch of a real free trial of its product (with a lot of conservation of the progress made) in order to avoid any kind of complaints and dissatisfaction of the users on day one. The price to be paid, however, is a further postponement of the title, initially scheduled for the end of 2020 and then postponed to the month of February due to the slowdowns in development due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The effects of the Cyberpunk 2077 affair are therefore beginning to spill over the entire sector: it remains to be seen whether users will appreciate this type of approach pioneered by the Warsaw software house.