Outlast and its Whistleblower DLC scared the pants off of us when it released for PC and PS4, and we had a blast streaming it after its Xbox One launch, but when do we get more? Montreal based developer Red Barrels spoke with horror site Bloody Disgusting in a recent interview, and although they confirmed that Outlast 2 is currently in development (yay!), they never mentioned a potential release window (boo!).
When asked what the future held for Red Barrels, designer and co-founder Philippe Morin told Bloody Disgusting “After shipping the XB1 version of Outlast, we took some time to analyze our situation and we quickly realized we had at least another horror game in us. So, yes, we are working on Outlast 2.”
Now that the game has been officially confirmed, what can we expect?
“The game will be a survival horror experience and it will take place in the same universe as Outlast,” Morin stated in the interview, “but it will have different characters and a different setting. We might go back to Mount Massive Asylum one day, but for now we have new ideas and themes we’d like to explore and we think we’re cooking up something special.”
Although Outlast enjoyed success on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Morin never mentioned which platforms Outlast 2 is in development for. In regards to the game’s release window though, Morin stated “We’re still a small indie studio (12 people), so we’ll need a little bit of time to ship our next game, but hopefully it will be worth it.”
And now we play the waiting game. If Outlast 2 is anywhere close to the quality and terror of the original, the wait will definitely be worth it.
What would you like to see done differently in Outlast 2?
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