With Outlast proving to be a massive success for studio Red Barrels, some might be wondering what’s next for the developer now that Outlast and its DLC are already out. Well, now we know.
In an interview, Red Barrels co-founder Philippe Morin confirmed that Outlast 2 is in development, though with the studio just comprised of 12 people, it will take some time before it sees the light of day.
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.
After shipping the XB1 version of Outlast, we took some time to analyze our situation and we quickly realized we had at least another horror game in us.
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.
Unfortunately, that’s all Morin was willing to spill for now. While some people might not have liked Outlast’s ending (namely me), Red Barrels definitely hit a chord with horror fans on how it handled the game’s atmosphere and “simple” gameplay.
Where do you want the sequel to go in terms of story? And what do you want Red Barrels to change in Outlast 2?