Outlast 2 release delayed until 2017

The indie horror game sequel will now be released in early 2017 to allow its developers time to test the game's limits "to the extreme"

Independent games developer Red Barrels announced on the official Outlast 2 Facebook page yesterday that the horror sequel's release will be pushed back until early 2017.

Originally scheduled for this autumn, the developers made the decision to postpone the game’s release in order to ensure it meets their mission of bringing players “the best, most terrifying, most fulfilling experiences possible.”

The team sympathized with fans of the highly-anticipated game, adding:

“This is not the type of news we ever want to deliver, but we are so fully committed to the world we’ve built and to our awesome community that we could not, in good conscience, release a game who’s [sic] limits haven’t been tested to the extreme.”

The second installment in the spine-tingling series follows cameraman Blake Langermann as he searches for his missing wife in the Arizona desert. And much like its predecessor, the game aims to leave us all having nightmares, with the Red Barrels team promising “Outlast 2 will scare the crap out of you.”

Outlast 2 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC when it finally releases in 2017.


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Published Aug. 2nd 2016

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