Regardless of its doubtlessly inauspicious launch date of April 1, Outriders appears to be off to a robust begin after releasing on PC, Stadia, and consoles. The loot-shooter-cum-RPG hit Steam’s top 10 most-played video games on the day of its launch, with an early peak of 111,953 concurrent gamers on the platform.
On the time of writing, Outriders is the ninth most played game for the day on Steam, sitting beneath Team Fortress 2 and above Rainbow Six Siege. Whereas the Steam numbers are spectacular, they’re solely a small phase of the variety of gamers trying out Outriders proper now. The sport additionally launched on the Epic Video games Retailer on PC, in addition to Stadia, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Sequence X|S, and PS5.
To place Outriders’ roughly 112,000 participant peak in perspective, Marvel’s Avengers, one other not too long ago launched stay service sport, peaked at simply 31,000 on the day after its release. Outriders’ launch numbers are barely increased than Apex Legends’ late 2020 Steam debut, which noticed round 100,000 concurrent gamers on launch day.
Outriders has had some points on launch, primarily concerning cross-platform play, which needed to be disabled between PC and console gamers. Developer Individuals Can Fly revealed a day 1 patch that might tackle the sport’s most urgent points, whereas a post-release patch can also be deliberate with different fixes.
GameSpot’s review-in-progress for Outriders scored the sport 8/10, saying “Outriders blends well-known online game parts into one thing new and difficult, and whereas it takes itself significantly, it is not self-serious.”