Outlast developer Red Barrels Games has revealed that they’ve commenced work on a sequel to their popular first-person fright-em-up.
Speaking to Bloody Disgusting, studio co-founder Phillip Morin said that following the completion of the Xbox One version of the first game, the 12-man team sat down and decided that there are still plenty more horror stories that they’d like to tell.
“After shipping the XB1 version of Outlast, we took some time to analyse our situation and we quickly realised we had at least another horror game in us. So, yes, we are working on Outlast 2.”
No platforms or projected release date were given, with Morin saying that “2e’re still a small indie studio (12 people), so we’ll need a little bit of time to ship our next game, but hopefully it will be worth it.”
As far as the setting goes, he said that the sequel will take place in the same universe as the first game, but would revolve around different characters and a different location – though he didn’t rule out returning to the original’s terrifying Mount Massive Asylum at some point in the future.
In the same interview, Morin revealed that since its release, Outlast has been downloaded over 3 million times – impressive, considering it’s the debut game from such a small indie studio. The success is well-deserved, though. Heather reviewed the game for us back in May and awarded it a very respectable 8/10.
“If you think that you can manage walking the halls of Mount Massive Asylum, then we recommend you should give this game a try,” Heather wrote. “It’s scary as hell. Just don’t say you weren’t warned.”