The original Outlast absolutely terrified me when it was released on PS4 back in 2014 and it still holds up as one of the scariest games ever made. The same can be said for its Whistleblower DLC. Unfortunately, Outlast 2 didn't get my pulse racing quite as much as the original game, but it's still a great addition to the survival horror genre as a whole.
Now, Red Barrels Games are taking the game into multiplayer territory and have announced The Outlast Trials, which is currently in the early stages of production. Platforms and a release window were not announced, but a teaser image has been released and can be viewed below.
"Our team is hard at work creating a new experience that will bring fear and anxiety to millions of players, whether they go through the experiments alone or with friends," said Red Barrels co-founder David Chateauneuf in a press release. "Now we’ve done our proof of concept, it is time focus on content creation, variety… and gore."
The press release adds: "The world of Outlast is a true survival horror experience which aims to show that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind… and Red Barrels! Whilst not a direct sequel to the other critically acclaimed Outlast titles in the series, The Outlast Trials will be set in the same thrilling universe: more precisely, right in the middle of the Cold War era. The Outlast Trials will allow players to face the horrors of the trials by themselves or cooperate with up to three other test subjects. After all, it’s always better to shit your pants with some friends!"
Red Barrels has been working on developing the title for months and is now ramping up the production process.
Stay tuned for more announcements regarding the game!