The servers for Outriders has been down regularly since the game was released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Google Stadium and Xbox Game Pass this week. Right now there is no word on when the game will improve in this regard, but what is known is to remove one of the game’s major features. If you’re wondering why cross games are not available, it’s because People Can Fly and Square Enix had to partially remove the option from the game due to a seemingly unforeseen issue.
At the time of publication, cross-play is available in all capacities. Console players can play with console players and Steam players can play with Epic Games Store players, but that’s it. In other words, what can not be done is to connect console players to PC players and vice versa
According to People Can Fly, the roof of the problem is a synchronization problem that results in a discrepancy in the backend, which in turn causes players to be fired from sessions. What causes this issue, People Can Fly does not reveal, but it notes that it addresses the issue “with the highest priority”
“We discovered a synchronization between PC and console code,” writes People Can Fly about the problem. “This results in a backend inconsistency that causes players to be kicked out of a multiplayer game that includes both console and PC players. We are treating this issue with the highest priority, and we are working on updates that will synchronize all platform code, which will solve these problems. “
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