Outlast took us to an asylum filled with monstrous inmates, the first Outlast’s DLC flipped the gender tropes of horror in Whistleblower, and Outlast 2 saw us investigate a devilish cult and sneak our way past its nightmarish denizens.
Now, developers Red Barrels have announced via a press release that they are working on a new game set in the Outlast universe. Titled The Outlast Trials, it’s not a direct sequel to either of the previous games, instead taking us back in time to the Cold War era. This means that your trusty camcorder is probably gone, but you don’t have to be afraid of the dark: it looks like we’ll be trotting around with night vision goggles instead.
The main difference between The Outlast Trials and other games in the series is that for the first time it’ll be playable as a co-op experience. Players can take up to three others as they try to complete the titular trials, or if you want to go it alone the game is playable solo too. Though you’d have to be very brave to do so.
“We are proud to reveal the title and the first image of the game to our great community and fans,” said David Chateauneuf, Red Barrels co-founder. “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.”
So far there’s no whispers of a release date, The Outlast Trials is still very early in development, though developers Red Barrels has been working on the title for several months already. As soon as we know more we’ll make sure we’ll be the first to get you the scoop on everything terrifying right here on the Newsroom.