Outriders Has No Microtransactions And Isn't A Games As A Service Title

The first of planned monthly streams for Outriders went into some details about its online features.

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Outriders developer People Can Fly hosted the first in a series of gameplay demo streams, and in the process answered some burning questions from the community. From that we got a much better idea of how the studio is approaching sometimes-contentious online features.

In a fan Q&A at the end of the stream, Robbie Palmer addressed five quick questions. Asked if this will be another games as service game, Palmer said no, and emphasized that it "will be a complete experience out of the box." Similarly, he noted that it "will not feature microtransactions."

Another question focused on Denuvo, the DRM technology that recently caused a stir in the Doom Eternal community. "We know this is a hot topic in certain parts of the community," Palmer said. "Again, nice simple answer: no, it will not have Denuvo."

The rest of the stream focused an extended look at gameplay, with details peppered throughout. It showed off the customizable HUD and how the menu lets you fine-tune UI elements. It also explained the World Tiers difficulty settings and how it impacts your loot drops, and then did a deep-dive into the Trickster class abilities. You can check all that out in the video above.

Outriders is scheduled for release this holiday season on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, as well as on the next-gen consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X. It will be hosting monthly streams with details, as publisher Square Enix is planning individual game events for its lineup.

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