Developer Red Barrels has announced the next title set in the Outlast universe and it’s called The Outlast Trials.
The Outlast Trials is not a sequel to either of the first two games but it is set in the same universe. No release date or platforms were announced for it at this time. Here is what Red Barrel’s co-founder David Chateauneuf said on the announcement:
We are proud to reveal the title and the first image of the game to our great community and fans. 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. Now we’ve done our proof of concept, it is time focus on content creation, variety… and gore.
As you may have gathered from that statement The Outlast Trials offers support for multiplayer so that friends can team up and be scared together. You can read more about the game below.
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!
The Outlast Trials is still in the early stages of production and more news will be announced soon. Red Barrels has been working on developing the title for months and is now ramping up the production process.