There has been a void in quality sci-fi shooter RPGs lately, as the giants of the genre have been downsizing in the last few years. Borderlands 3 didn’t meaningfully evolve the series, EA put the Mass Effect franchise into deep freeze after the Andromeda letdown, and Anthem failed to launch. Square Enix and developers People Can Fly are taking their shot with a brand new IP, Outriders. But is the gravitational pull on gamers toward this new contender written in the stars, or does Outriders burn up upon entry?
In the not-too-distant future, humans have taken to the stars, leaving behind an Earth devastated by climate catastrophe, to find a