The Outlast series goes into multiplayer mode. The next title in the Spooky game franchise, The Outlast Trials, will explore Outlast’s survival horror universe with friends and include cooperative play for up to four players.
Developer Red Barrels says The Outlast Trials can also be played solo for players who prefer a more traditional first-person horror experience.
The Outlast Trials are not a direct continuation of Outlast and Outlast 2, says Red Barrels. In other words, it’s not Outlast 3, a sequel that the developer has announced. The Outlast Trials are part of the same fiction but are currently in the middle of the Cold War era. Players will apparently take on the role of test subjects participating in an unknown experiment.
“Our team is working hard to create a new experience that scares and restlessens millions of players, whether they are experimenting alone or with friends,” said David Chateauneuf, co-founder of Red Barrels.
The Outlast Trials are in an “early stage of production” according to official announcement, more details will be promised shortly. Red Barrels did not reveal any platforms or a release date.
As early as 2017, Red Barrels announced on Facebook that it was a “unique experience in the Outlast universe,” adding, “We strive to be a risk taker, and this is a pretty big challenge.”
The original Outlast was released in 2013 on a Windows PC. The first-person psychological horror game hit the market the following year, as did the whistleblower add-on. In 2017, Red Barrels released a sequel, Outlast 2, with a different take on and main character.
Take a look at the first teaser image for The Outlast Trials.