We knew horror team Red Barrels was up to something after a job posting came online back in April. But exactly what was coming wasn’t clear at the time.
Despite the lack of concrete info, the strength of the Outlast series led us to preemptively name the upcoming Red Barrels mystery release one our of most anticipated horror games of 2020.
After much speculation, we finally know what’s out next from Red Barrels. The Outlast Trials was officially announced today and is set in the same universe as Outlast. However, The Outlast Trials will shift locations and time frames from the other games in the Outlast horror game series.
Red Barrels repeatedly specified in a release that the game is not a VR title, as the goggles in the promo image might have implied.
The development crew also went out of their way to reiterate on social media that The Outlast Trials isn’t Outlast 3, indicating a different gameplay style will be employed with the new title.
Since the game will “allow players to face the horrors that await by themselves or with fellow test subjects,” it would appear this new entry in the series will be a co-op title. Perhaps it will be a new entry in the asymmetrical horror sub-genre, similar to games like Dead by Daylight or Friday the 13th.
Red Barrels co-founder David Chateauneuf said of the game:
Now we’ve done our proof of concept, it is time focus on content creation, variety… and gore. Get ready.
As of this writing, there is no official release date for The Outlast Trials — or even a vague release window. However, it is worth noting Red Barrels has aimed for Halloween release dates with previous Outlast titles.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on The Outlast Trials as it develops.