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There will be no Outriders PVP, but that’s not such a bad thing. People Can Fly is hard at work on this Destiny-esque game, and the lack of Outriders player vs. player combat will let them focus on making the PVE experience awesome.
In the latest issue of Game Informer, People Can Fly talked in detail about their upcoming game Outriders. This title seems like it’s very Destiny-esque, although it stands out on its own in a few key areas. One of the issues that came up was Outriders PVP, and they more or less seem happy to be avoiding it.
“Here, we can say this would be OP in a competitive PVP environment, but let’s just go with it because it’s fun and looks amazing and we can just go all the way with it,” said Outriders Game Designer Łukasz Osiński. “I think this is one of the best parts of Outriders, is that you can enjoy it with your friends and everyone is going to have the feeling that their class is the most powerful. Why not. Go ahead.”
Outriders currently has four classes and allows players to group together in teams of three for co-op, but that doesn’t mean that there will be a forced “holy trinity” of Tank/Healer/Damage, either.
“We’re trying to build a comp for the skills not only for yourself, but with the other people that you’re playing with to somehow compliment them to make it where everyone has a role,” Game Director Bartosz Kmita said. “But, it’s super important for me, we’re not forcing people to play like there is a guy who is a support, or there is a tank and there is a healer. We don’t want this. If people want to play the three DPS guys, go. If you want to play three distance guys, you can. Some strategies will be better, some will be not so cool, but we’re not forcing anyone from a gameplay perspective that you have to play this way.”
Despite the lack of Outriders PVP, this seems to be shaping up as a pretty neat game. You should be able to play it before the end of the year; in the meantime, you can learn more at outriders.net.