Outriders is coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC Oct. 19, supports crossplay

Outriders Armor
Outriders Armor (Image credit: Square Enix)

What you need to know

  • Outriders is officially coming to the Microsoft Store through Xbox Game Pass for PC on Oct. 19, 2021.
  • The game will support cross progression between the Xbox and Microsoft Store versions of the game, and it will also support crossplay between all platforms as well.
  • Additional updates for Outriders are also coming soon, according to the official blog post regarding the move to Xbox Game Pass for PC.

In a brand new blog post (opens in new tab), it has been announced that the popular RPG looter shooter Outriders is coming to the Microsoft Store on Oct. 19, 2021 through Xbox Game Pass for PC (and by extension, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Like other Xbox Game Pass for PC titles, players will be able to download, install, and play Outriders through the Microsoft Store on Oct. 19 and beyond.

It has also been confirmed that veteran players can transfer progress between Xbox consoles and the Microsoft Store version of the game on PC, meaning that you won't need to make a new character and start over as long as you're using the same Microsoft Account on your Xbox and your PC. Additionally, Outriders will also be updated with support for crossplay on all platforms, allowing all players to play with each other regardless of platform.

Source: Square Enix (Image credit: Source: Square Enix)

The blog post concluded with a tease that fans should "keep your eye on Outriders in the coming weeks" and that "some exciting updates are coming your way," suggesting that there will be new features and/or content announced for Outriders soon. Overall, Outriders is already one of the best Xbox shooters for fans of the looter shooter genre, so it's great to see that it's being improved with crossplay, cross progression, and more.

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  • This is good news, but it's a testament on how PC is always second rate in the multiplatform gaming world.
    They release it now after the game is no longer hot, after releasing in APRIL.
    This is pretty crappy, and takes value from Game Pass PC as a platform.
  • What about Flight Sim, Gears Tactics, AoE4 or the many others that only release initially or at all on PC and maybe the Switch?
  • They are a minority.
  • I don't think so. There are plenty of games that are only on Steam. Just speaking of sheer numbers of games, consoles are the ones that are lacking. Granted AAA games are a different story, but I'm pretty sure PC gets just as many of those that PC does.
  • I can't see this really boosting the numbers much, I feel like the people that wanted to play Outriders already have. I guess it might get a few people to try out the campaign, but dunno whether it really matters at this point, unless there's going to be a sneaky DLC drop soon (here's hoping).
  • Agreed, this should have been a long while ago.