by Mr Toffee in

Sometimes, it takes a really good demo with progress-transferring tactics to get those game pre-orders a-running. That seems to be the case with upcoming looter-shooter Outriders and Loop Hero.

Square Enix and People Can Fly’s upcoming title is one of the top 5 games on Steam for the week of 1st March. The rest of the games are:

  1. Valheim
  2. Loop Hero
  3. Valve Index VR Kit
  4. Deep Rock Galactic
  5. Outriders
  6. 鬼谷八荒 (Tale of Immortal)
  7. Hades
  8. Baldur’s Gate 3
  9. CS:GO – Operation Broken Fang
  10. Dying Light Enhanced Edition

How did Outriders get there? Well, the demo has a lot to do with it. It’s got rave reviews from the community and from streamers (both sponsored and non-sponsored). It’s also been a while since people played a People Can Fly shooter, the folks known for Painkiller and Bulletstorm. Loop Hero is an indie darling published by Devolver Digital, so it’s going to get buzz regardless.

This is also further proof that a good demo goes a long way in convincing people to invest in your future game. For more Outriders, do check out our thoughts on the demo.

Mr Toffee is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion. Twitter: @MrToffee
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