Sequel Confirmed for Creepy Horror Game Outlast

Outlast 2 devs want to explore new ideas and themes.

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A developer who worked on Outlast, the unsettling first-person survival horror game set in an asylum, has said his team are now working on a sequel.

Philippe Morin, the co-founder of Outlast developer Red Barrels, has said the development team still has more ideas on how to approach the survival horror genre.

"After shipping the Xbox One version of Outlast, we took some time to analyse our situation and we quickly realised we had at least another horror game in us," Morin said in an interview with Bloody Disgusting.

"So, yes, we are working on Outlast 2. We're still a small indie studio, so we'll need a little bit of time to ship our next game, but hopefully it will be worth it."

For now, little is known of the Outlast 2 project. The first game shipped on PC in 2013, then later on PS4 and Xbox One, and set its story inside a derelict psychiatric hospital. The game was perhaps most recognisable for its use of horror in night-vision mode.

However, Morin said the studio is eager to try something different with the sequel.

"We have new ideas and themes we'd like to explore and we think we're cooking up something special," he said.

The critical response to Outlast was somewhat positive. GameSpot's Outlast review scored it a seven-out-of-ten and concluded: "Outlast's few weak moments are overshadowed by the effectiveness with which it so often gets inside your head and scares the hell out of you."

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