The team behind eerie survival horror Outlast have confirmed that they are currently working on a sequel. Outlast hit it off with audiences worldwide mainly due to it's unique horror cam first person perspective.
Philippe Morin, the co-founder of Outlast developer Red Barrels, has said the development team still has more ideas on how to approach the survival horror genre.
"After shipping the Xbox One version of Outlast, we took some time to analyse our situation and we quickly realised we had at least another horror game in us," Morin said in an interview with Bloody Disgusting.
"So, yes, we are working on Outlast 2. We're still a small indie studio, so we'll need a little bit of time to ship our next game, but hopefully it will be worth it."
Let's look back before we look forward
Outlast centers around a story driven survival campaign told in first-person narrative and set in a dilapidated psychiatric hospital overrun by homicidal patients. It's presentation is similar to the found footage genre popularized in horror films.
The protagonist, reporter Miles Upshur, is incapable of combat, except for scripted sequences allowing him to shove enemies out of his way. Without any traditional weapons, players are expected to navigate the facility's ransacked environment with parkour: vaulting over low obstacles, crawling, and sliding through narrow gaps. In addition, Miles may survive encounters with assailants by hiding inside staff lockers or under beds; more intelligent opponents may search the room for an allocated period before moving on.
Miles carries with him only a notebook and a camcorder with which he plans to document the horrors within the asylum. It has a night vision option for use in the asylum's many unlit sections. Use of the IR mode consumes batteries, which must be scavenged and replaced as the storyline progresses.
Plot details unfold through notes taken by the protagonist as footage is recorded through his camera, as well as manila folders scavenged from the environment
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The sequel is going to be something different
However, Morin said the studio is eager to try something different with the sequel.
"We have new ideas and themes we'd like to explore and we think we're cooking up something special," he said.