The first person survival game Outlast was originally developed by veterans of some of the biggest video game franchises in history. The indie hit was massively popular with frightening details and horrific stories that sent many players crawling under their blankets. That’s one reason why Outlast 2 has been such a highly anticipated title. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait just a little bit longer than intended according to an announcement from Red Barrels.
Yesterday, the studio announced that it had come to a difficult decision to postpone Outlast 2 until early next year. The post on the official Facebook page shared with their fans that the decision wasn’t made lightly. Even though the details weren’t shared, their statement clearly explains that the game is not meeting their standards and that they want to deliver the best experience that they possibly can.
We had to make a difficult decision recently. After weighing our options we’ve decided to postpone Outlast 2’s release until Q1 of 2017.
We want you to know that we listen to your feedback, we see your excitement and we know you care about our work. Our mission as an indie studio is to deliver to you the best, most terrifying, most fulfilling experiences possible. That’s why we’re taking just a little bit more time to make sure our vision for Outlast 2 is in no way compromised and is the experience you deserve.
This is not the type of news we ever want to deliver, but we are so fully committed to the world we’ve built and to our awesome community that we could not, in good conscience, release a game who’s limits haven’t been tested to the extreme.
Thank you for understanding. We promise Outlast 2 will scare the crap out of you.
Responses have been mostly positive through the comments. Fans seem willing to encourage the developers and wait for a “100% complete game” rather than feel that it was rushed to meet an expected deadline.
Once Outlast 2 has had the final spit and polish, it is expected to be released across both consoles and PC at the same time. That being said, pre-orders aren’t available yet for either. Until then, feel free to immerse yourself into the realm of madmen and graphic violence with the Outlast comic book.Further reading: Video Games, Xbox One