Outlast 2 has been delayed to 2017, according to its developers. Bad news for fans of the first game, which has already acquired a massive following among horror lovers.
Developer Red Barrels announced in the game’s Facebook page that the decision to push the release date further was difficult to make. Previously, the game was scheduled this fall. Now, the sequel to Outlast has been postponed to the first quarter of 2017.
“Our mission as an indie studio is to deliver to you the best, most terrifying, most fulfilling experiences possible,” the developers wrote. “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.”
Red Barrels has thanked the video game community for understanding the delay. Furthermore, it has promised that the second game will “scare the crap” out of its players.
People expressed their support for the company’s decision. Isobelle Fox on Facebook commented that she is willing to wait for the game as long as it is in best condition once it is released. “Honestly, I’d rather experience a game that is 100% the best it can be than have one sooner that’s not really up to expectations.”
Outlast 2 puts players in the shoes of Blake Langermann, a cameraman investigating the murder of a pregnant woman. Players will find themselves running away from grotesque enemies in a vast Arizona desert. The game is scheduled to be released for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.