It's not a GAAS.
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Square Enix and developer People Can Fly, have just released their action-RPG, Outriders. This game is very much not a games as a service (GAAS) title. I want to make that clear right from the get-go because there seems to be a lot of assumptions made about it since it's a game that just happens to look like games that are GAAS titles out there.

Players will get to go on an "epic journey" across the hostile world of Enoch. You get to choose from four different class types, customize the character to your play style through various loadouts and class abilities, collect all matter of gear, and make use of destructive powers. You will get to play with up to three people in a party as you go through the game's story.

If you still aren't sure about the game, you can experience the opening bits of the game thanks to a free demo that has been available for a while now. The game does start off slow, but once you're past the prologue, you'll see what the game has to offer.



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“It’s incredibly exciting to finally let players explore what we have been working on for the last five years,” said Bartek Kmita, Creative Director at People Can Fly. “With OUTRIDERS, we’ve made the game we always wanted to play. It’s been an amazing journey to get here, but this is hopefully only the beginning of something great. We can’t wait to see you on Enoch!”

“Our External Studios team has been working closely with the talented team at People Can Fly on all facets of game and franchise development for over five years” said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios. “Our shared vision of an epic dark sci-fi adventure that’s both a deep RPG and an intense top-class shooter experience is one that breaks genre conventions and provides an all-in-the-box complete experience from day one. This is a landmark day for both teams and I am immensely proud of the work put in by everyone, but this is just our first foot forward in this universe, we have so many more stories to tell…”