Outriders is a cooperative role-playing third-person video game developed by People Can Fly and published by Square Enix’s European subsidiary. It was released on April 1, 2021 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. Wikipedia
Initial release date: 1 April 2021
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows
Outriders comes to Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia on April 1st, 2021 (at various times).
Outriders‘ launch day remains April 1st (or does it? Yes, it does, this is just a small April Fools joke). According to a thorough Reddit post straight from Square Enix, the preloads for the game differ from console family to console family. For Xbox players One, X, and S, preloading has already begun! For PlayStation players 5 and 4, “pre-loading will begin 48 hours in advance of release time.” In the PC world, for Epic Games Store buyers, well, I regret to inform you that “preloading is not currently possible.” And for Steam buyers, Square Enix currently does not have preloading capabilities, but “hope to share news about the possibility of it next week.”
And what about the actual time you’ll be able to play the game? Xbox and PlayStation consoles “will unlock at midnight on April 1st for your specific country,” meaning that United States players in an Eastern time zone will be able to play starting at midnight on April 1, but United States players in a Pacific time zone will be able to play starting 9pm on March 31! PC and Stadia players will have to wait a little longer, as the global time for these releases are “on April 1st at 17:00 BST,” which for American EST players is 12pm and for American PST players is 9am (and if this confuses you, Square Enix has made a handy-dandy countdown website).