Outlast is a first-person survival horror video game published and developed by Canadian company Red Barrels. The game revolves around a male freelance journalist called Miles Upshur who receives an email from a source about a remote psychiatric hospital situated deep in the mountains of Lake County, Colorado. The start of the game takes place just as you arrive at the location, you pick up your camcorder from the passenger seat of your car which you then use to scan the area and also turn on the night vision mode when the place gets dark which drains the battery of the camcorder faster and begin to make your way inside. You also have his journalist notebook he writes in, these tools are used to survive the countless horrors and jump scares that you face in the game.
Outlast focuses on stealth as you cannot kill the enemies you face, the psychopaths and patients you encounter create a rich world that the original game and DLC called Whistleblower manage to achieve something unique among those recycled horror elements most games fail to make fresh and engaging. The world and characters you face shed more light on the back story of the game, without releasing any spoilers about the DLC or game i want to mention that the game has more to it than meets the eye with many twists and turns.
Outlast 2 is still in development and was first announced by Bloody Disgusting, co-founder of Red Barrels Philippe Morin said..
“So, yes, we are working on Outlast 2.
“The game will be a survival horror experience and it will take place in the same universe as Outlast, but it will have different characters and a different setting. We might go back to Mount Massive Asylum one day, but for now we have new ideas and themes we’d like to explore and we think we’re cooking up something special.
“We’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.”
Fans have speculated about the new setting and even mentioned that they would like to see less male nudity and violence towards men, and focus more on a female narrative and have it set in a psychiatric hospital for women. They would also like to see a female protagonist because women in horror games are more scarier to play as, some would agree.
Sadly no more news has been released about Outlast 2 but we will keep you posted as new details come to light.