By filing a trademark for ‘Outriders’, Square Enix has set the gaming world alight with theories as to what it relates to. The main avenue of inquiry centers around a yet to be named collaboration project between Square Enix and People Can Fly, of Gears of War and Bulletstorm fame, that was announced back in June 2017.
Little information has surfaced since the announcement, but we know the title is touted as AAA shooter set for release on PC and console. Square Enix said ‘we’re building a game we all want to play which will be the perfect addition to our portfolio’. People Can Fly is a Warsaw-based development studio briefly owned by Epic Games from 2012 to 2015 that came to popular attention with the Painkiller series. Though they split from Epic and are an independent studio they most recently co-developed the massively popular Fornite and its Battle Royale mode.
The trademark was filed as ’video game software’ and ‘entertainment services’ so there’s no doubt it is in fact a game with a brand new IP. With Square Enix gearing up for a content filled E3 live stream, we may not have to wait long to find out if it is indeed the People Can Fly collab. We will report any news as and when it becomes available.