Horror fans were set to be getting a follow-up to the popular horror game called Outlast this Fall, though the developer has now confirmed that that will no longer be the case. Developer Red Barrels has revealed that the game will no longer be launching in 2016, now being slated for an early 2017 release.
The developer took to Facebook to announce the news, saying “Our mission as an indie studio is to deliver to you the best, most terrifying, most fulfilling experiences possible. That’s why we’re taking just a little bit more time to make sure our vision for Outlast 2 is in no way compromised and is the experience you deserve. This is not the type of news we ever want to deliver, but we are so fully committed to the world we’ve built and to our awesome community that we could not, in good conscience, release a game who’s limits haven’t been tested to the extreme.”
While this definitely isn’t the best news to hear, considering the lack of information on the game it definitely wasn’t the most shocking of announcements. At the end of the day, what’s most important is that the game launches in its best possible form, and with a game as highly anticipated as this one they need to make sure they get everything right.
As for what Outlast 2 is about, Blake Langermann and his wife embark on an adventure to investigate a desert cult town. Of course, there are horrific things waiting for them when they get there, with the game set to deliver the thrills that fans gushed about in the first game.