Outriders developer People Can Fly has worked on oodles of iconic games. The Polish developer created Gears of War: Judgment, and it worked on Fortnite after Epic Games subsumed the developer in 2013. It has made some fan favourites, too, releasing first-person shooter Bulletstorm in 2011. However, one of the biggest influences on its upcoming sci-fi shooter Outriders – the first title the developer is releasing since it split from Epic Games in 2015- is Diablo.

“Diablo started a new genre with [its] loot,” game director Bartosz Kmita explains. “We’ve always loved these things in RPG games. I know it’s become popular with shooters, but we’ve had this idea for many years now.

“Overall, we like the darker tones – mostly with Diablo 1. We don’t like clean, science-fictionalised shiny armour, so we tried to take inspiration from those brutal worlds of dust and loot. Of course, there are gear and powers, too.”

Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/outriders/armor-loot-diablo