Horror developer Red Barrels has announced that both the widely successful first-person titles, Outlast and Outlast 2 will be releasing on Nintendo’s hybrid console, the Switch. Taking to Facebook, the team announced this alongside a couple interesting tidbits of news.
To start with a little bit of bad news, the studio revealed that, “while the first Outlast was made with the idea of a DLC in mind, that was not the case for Outlast 2. We’ve considered many options, but none of them felt appropriate for a DLC. Outlast 2 was created to make you feel like a rat in a maze, without any knowledge of what’s outside the maze.”
In terms of sequels, however, there’s much better news, as we’ll be getting Outlast 3 “at some point […] and answers will be given.”. The team also announced that while the Outlast sequel may take some time to bake in the oven, fans of the series will get another Outlast experience set in the same universe, but starting afresh with a new story.
The developer stated that they are “working on something a lot of you have been asking for… It won’t be a sequel to Outlast or Outlast 2, but it will be a distinct experience set in the Outlast universe. We can’t say more right now, we first need to make sure we can make it work. Like I mentioned, we strive to be risk-takers and this one is a pretty big challenge. If all goes well, we’ll soon be able to reveal more.”
Coming back to the Switch announcement, players can expect the Outlast experience on the Switch in the first quarter of next year.