If you are in the 21st Playing video games in the 20th century, you are no stranger to this: a popular game is launched that requires an internet connection.Interested gamers buy it, cannot access the servers, and cannot play what they paid for.The latest culprit is Outriders, a class-based looter of the Developer’s People Can Fly

Outriders started a kind of sputter across platforms yesterday some players were unable to overcome the initial load Screen (the key was just to exercise patience, life’s rarest virtue) Some couldn’t even get to that initial frozen screen while others got kicked out of the game in the middle of missions

Last night I teamed up with Kotakus Zack Zweizen to test the co-op We both play on PlayStation 5 and we both have relatively stable internet service We took 24 minutes to party After about an hour of play, I got started booted a mission from our session, it took us another 11 minutes to celebrate again

We’re not alone on social media, there are plenty of users who share similar experiences (My personal favorite? A Reddit post titled, “Are the servers on Enoch too?”) Kotaku’s John Walker tweeted that the Xbox servers were down at the end of a mission and then wouldn’t let him back into the game at all

These connectivity issues persisted through the second day of the game, which People Can Fly confirmed in a tweet. As of this writing, the Outriders server status website lists multiplayer as “operational” and the core components as “severely off” ( Hmm ) Today core components were marked as “operational” while the multiplayer service was shown as “partially operational” ”

“We understand that a small percentage of players encounter certain issues and our teams are proactively collecting information and working on updates and fixes,” Square Enix representatives told me via email yesterday

That a launch only failed online isn’t exactly surprising – we’ve seen it on Fall Guys, The Division, Destiny, and Hitman 3 What’s strange here is that People Can Fly has stuck to the line that Outriders isn’t a service game – like Destiny or Avengers or The Division – and that it’s more of an “out of the box” experience ” While Outriders shines as a cooperative game, it’s also designed to be fully playable as a single player experience However, you will need an internet connection to play”

“We have a lot of things in the backend, so you have to be connected to the internet to play,” People Can Fly’s Bartosz Kmita told IGN

Just after 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Destiny 2 players saw a warning message, A Red Line …

This is total crap, of course.Obviously, you need servers to enable multiplayer connections, and it’s obviously impossible to predict exactly how many players will flood those servers on day one (People Can Fly said more than 2 Millions of players who tried the game’s free demo (These numbers were revealed before Square Enix, the publisher of Outriders, announced that the game will be available on Game Pass at launch) but I think the game’s intent to be single-player too means you should be able to just download it and play. Friends are nice, but ultimately there’s no need to work for Outriders Don’t get me wrong I love the game and have had so much fun so far I just wish I could play it reliably

Update 6:04 pm ET: People Can Fly said Outriders servers were back online everywhere but the US

As if there weren’t enough looters, Outriders is out today. It’s a whole lot of

After a delay and a month-long demo phase, looter-shooter Outriders is basically

on the way today

Congratulations, you just paid to join the second round of beta testing, the actual game should be released sometime later in 2021.No, I’m not kidding, people just have to forget about games like this at release and just wait 6 months They can play a much better version if they practically give the game away

Outriders Server Status

World News – CA – Outriders starts like any other online game with a day of server problems

Source: https://kotaku.com/outriders-launches-to-a-day-of-server-problems-like-ev-1846608910