Outriders Demo Motion Blur Can Finally Be Switched Off In Next Patch

Outriders demo players can toggle the game's over-the-top motion blur on or off in the next patch on PC, PS4, and PS5.

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Outriders has gotten a lot of attention--perhaps more than we expected--prior to its April release, and a big reason for that seems to be its demo. It's quite hefty, letting you play the whole opening of the game, and if you're still farming the demo for rare loot to take into the full game, a new patch will make the experience feel smoother. Yes, the demo is getting a patch of its own.

Some of the more substantial additions being added are a much-needed motion blur toggle and improvements to matchmaking, which developer People Can Fly says will cut down on the time it takes to form a party. Numerous platform-specific bugs are also being fixed, such as the infamous audio desynchronization in cutscenes on PS4 and PS5, improved subtitle display and synchronization during the "Bad Day" quest, and various other tweaks.

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An Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S patch isn't available yet, but People Can Fly confirmed that it's currently going through testing before being released.

You can read all the patch notes below:

General Patch Notes for PC, PS4, and PS5

  • Added a Motion Blur Toggle
  • Made minor tweaks to frame rate output for certain items in cutscenes, however, we are working on a more comprehensive fix for the future
  • Made improvements to cut down on the time it takes to Matchmake [PC, PS4/5] - Made other minor improvements and fixes

Additional PC Specific Patch Notes

  • Fixed a crash that repeatedly occurred when opening the menu or inventory
  • Fixed a bug that deletes player gear if their connection drops out during a transition
  • Improved subtitle display and synchronization during the "Bad Day" quest

Additional PS4/PS5 Specific Patch Notes

  • Fixed store links on the "Buy Now" button in the Lobby
  • Fixed bug that was causing an audio desynchronization in cutscenes

For more on Outriders, you can see just how the exodus from Earth to Enoch began in the game's latest lore trailer. Next week's Square Enix Showcase will also have some news to share as the publisher shows off trailers, gameplay videos, and announcements for Outriders, Marvel's Avengers, Balan Wonderworld, Tomb Raider, and the upcoming Just Cause mobile game.

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