First Gameplay Trailer for The Outlast Trials is Full of Multiplayer Horror

The Outlast Trials isn't exactly the same as previous games in the series, and its first gameplay trailer shows why.

The Outlast Trials isn't exactly the same as previous games in the series, and its first gameplay trailer shows why.
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The Outlast Trials is the third game in Red Barrels’ Outlast series, and it’s a bit different than its two predecessors. Whereas Outlast and Outlast 2 are single-player affairs, The Outlast Trials is multiplayer. Up to four players will get the hell scared out of them in co op. 

While fans got a sneak peek at The Outlast Trials way back in June 2020, that teaser didn’t show much of the game. A new gameplay trailer shown during the opening night of Gamescom 2021 rectifies that. And it’s pretty terrifying, even if it notes that the footage is from a work-in-progress build. 

The trailer also confirms that The Outlast Trials will now release for PC sometime in 2022, missing its original 2021 launch window.

The Outlast Trials is set during the Cold War era, and is much more action-oriented than previous entries, as evidenced by the use of land mines, throwables, and other weapons shown in the trailer. 

It’s still played from the first-person perspective (at least that perspective is used in certain parts of the trailer), and there are still moments where the series’ staple handheld camera is used in night-vision mode. 

There’s still a lot we don’t know, but we’re certainly excited to hear more as we get closer to the game’s launch date. Stay tuned.

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