Outriders Faces Major Server Issues on Launch Day

Published 04/03/2021, 3:20 AM EDT


Square Enix recently came out with its co-op third-person shooter, Outriders. The title hit the stores on the 1st of this month. Outriders features elements from action-shooter games, as well as elements from RPG titles. The game allows players to choose from four classes, each with unique abilities. This game has been the talk of the town for a while now, even prior to its release. The title features the patented stunning visuals of Square Enix games, along with the feel of old-school co-op RPGs.

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However, players could not completely enjoy the game at the time of its launch. Those familiar with online games know of the multitude of issues that usually arise on the day of launch. Outriders was no exception. Players ended up experiencing major server issues as they tried to log into the game. The developers of the title, People Can Fly, soon addressed this issue on its official Twitter handle.

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The tweet enclosed an open letter from the Studio Head of People Can Fly. His plea to the players to judge the game on its content rather than the first-day server issues seems pretty reasonable, and it just made us like the devs even more. He said,

“As developers, who’ve been working super hard for the last 5 years to make this game awesome, we really hope that you will judge the game rather than those teething troubles related to server issues. It is frustrating for you and it is frustrating for us.”

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Outriders falls prey to unfortunate server issues

Online games seldom have a hassle-free launch day. There are always a ton of things going wrong some way or the other. It is a kind of bummer, especially if you consider that the community might just call the game bad due to these issues, even though the devs worked hard to make a decent enough title. It makes room for unfair judgment. The latest shooter-RPG title from Square Enix, Outriders, also fell prey to server issues, which is unfortunate, really.

However, we hope that the expeditiousness of the devs at Square Enix will trump the server issues, and soon players will be able to enjoy the game to its fullest.

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Outriders is currently available across all platforms and supports cross-play. Hop in for a ride across the galaxy.

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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