Red Barrels Confirms Sequel For Horror Game ‘Outlast’
Philippe Morin, co-founder of development studio Red Barrels, confirmed that the company is working on "Outlast 2," the sequel to its popular survival horror game that first debuted in 2013 for the PC, according to Bloody Disgusting.
After the launch of the PC version, "Outlast" for the PlayStation 4 was launched in February of this year. A couple of months later, the Xbox One version of the game came out.
According to Morin, the company started to develop the idea of creating a sequel shortly after releasing "Outlast" for the Xbox One in June of this year, Game Spot reported.
"It's important for us to be passionate about whatever we're working on, because we believe it's the only way to achieve quality," he explained. "After shipping the [Xbox One] version of 'Outlast,' we took some time to analyze our situation and we quickly realized he had at least another horror game in us."
"So, yes, we are working on 'Outlast 2,'" Morin added.
Despite confirming the sequel's development, the executive didn't go into details regarding the game's contents. However, Morin hinted that "Outlast 2" will still feature the same fear factor that gamers loved from the first game, according to VG247.
"We really want to keep on improving our craft, nut ultimately we'll approach things the same way we did with the first game, which was to make a game we're scared to play ourselves and trust our instinct," he said.
"Part of the fun of playing a horror game is the sense of discovery and progressively understanding 'WTF' is going on," Morin added. "Our goal is still to give players first and foremost an emotional ride, so every design decision will be based on how it affects the experience and if it serves it."
Morin also noted that there are still not confirmation yet as to which consoles "Outlast 2" will be available for.