Outlast 2 Release Date Pushed Back to 2017

“Our mission as an indie studio is to deliver to you the best, most terrifying, most fulfilling experiences possible.”

Outlast2DelayHeaderIf you were eager to play the follow-up to the hit horror game Outlast, which has spooked the gaming community since it’s September 2013 debut – you’re going to have to wait longer. Outlast 2 is postponed for release until Q1 2017. The developers over at Red Barrels delivered the news via a Facebook post:

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.

According to the synopsis we were given from the demo, you play investigative journalist Blake Langermann. You and your wife Lynn are digging into the story behind the murder of a pregnant woman named Jane Doe. It takes you both deep into the Arizona desert, where the darkness dominates the area and shapes it into a world of it’s own.

Here’s a playthrough from that Markiplier guy. This way you get a taste of what’s to come next year.

Outlast 2 is set to release in Q1 of 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. To keep in the loop with the developers, check out their website, Twitter, and Facebook.