The Outlast Trials come screaming to early access on May 18.

The Outlast Trials Early Access Starts May 18

The Outlast Trials come screaming to early access on May 18.

The Outlast Trials developed by Red Barrels is heading to Early Access on Steam. Starting May 18 you can play the next game in the Outlast world. Accompanying the announcement was a new trailer showing off the voice acting that went into creating the game, as well as hints on its story.

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Murkoff Trials

Survive the Murkoff trials alone or with friends in a four person team. Abducted and taken to a shadowy human testing Murkoff facility, you will be tormented, both physically and mentally. Looking to alter human behavior during the height of the Cold War, the screams of other test subjects will rip through the building. The leading lady of the trials expresses zero emotion as they incapacitate people in their search for personality overrides.  

Closed Beta Success

The initial closed beta for The Outlast Trials was a triumphant success with almost one million players signing up to see what the game was about. Other data announced: 

  • 225,363 player deaths
  • 656,180 players incapacitated
  • 352,851,550 secs (11 years) spent in Night Vision
  • 1,841,161 number of times Active Skill was used
  • 35 years total time spent in The Outlast Trials by players during the Closed Beta

After compiling the gameplay data and feedback, the team was able to greatly improve the player experience. 

While price and available content for The Outlast Trials early access is yet to be revealed, Red Barrels is expecting even more people to give their contribution to the Outlast world a try. Check back here for more details as they become available.

Featured image via Red Barrels


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