Following a delay and a month-long demo interval, looter-shooter Outriders is out right this moment for mainly each platform however the Change. Should you performed the demo, you may carry your progress over to the primary recreation if on the identical platform, one thing developer Folks Can Fly made clear from the bounce. But it surely’s astonishing how seamless the switch course of is. It simply…occurs.
Actually. It’s that straightforward.
When you obtain the complete recreation and log in, you’ll see all the characters (as much as six) you created through the demo. You’ll retain all your gear and in-game foreign money. You’ll be precisely the place you had been, story-wise. On PlayStation 5, I used to be even in a position to make use of the snazzy exercise card perform to leap instantly into the “Speak to Jakub to go to the First Metropolis” story beat, which is the place the demo ends.
There’s a limitation on PC, nevertheless. You won’t be able to carry your progress from a demo on Steam to a full recreation on the Epic Video games Retailer. And it’s price making clear progress is tied to your platform, relatively than your account—you may’t proceed progress from a PS5 demo should you’re grabbing the sport through Xbox’s Sport Move.
That Folks Can Fly has allowed for a easy information switch is refreshing. Such ease isn’t at all times the case. You count on beta progress to get wiped for the complete recreation (see: Avengers), however that needn’t imply the identical precept applies to a strong demo. Easy continuation like it is a fairly good promoting level, and may make extra gamers extra prone to need to pay to select up the sport the place the demo leaves off.
So far as demos go, the Outriders one affords a reasonably respectable chunk of the sport, together with the cutscene-heavy prologue and your complete first chapter, full with all of the side-quests and one laborious social hub. The prologue is admittedly banal, however when you get your powers firstly of chapter one, the gameplay opens up, and Outriders turns into a kind of can’t-put-down video games—save for that proven fact that, y’know, it’s important to, as a result of it’s a demo. (After you full the prologue the primary time, you’ll be capable to create a brand new character firstly of chapter one.)
Outriders is presently out there on Sport Move for Xbox consoles. It isn’t included within the Sport Move PC library. We’ll have extra ideas on the complete recreation within the coming days.