Outlast 2 Demo Available for PC and PlayStation 4

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Outlast 2 now has a playable demo that is currently available on the PlayStation Store and Steam allowing players to get a taste of the game slated for a 2017 release.

Developer Red Barrels Studio has dropped a demo for their upcoming game, Outlast 2 that is free to download on the US and European PlayStation Store right now.

The release was initially announced through a clever acrostic poem found on the Red Barrels Facebook page in the form of a developer diary from back in September. The demo should be coming to the rest of the world soon, so stay tuned for updates via the PlayStation Store.

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The demo features cameraman Blake Langermann, a cameraman working alongside his wife Lynn. The couple work as investigative journalists who are tasked with following a trail of clues that began with the murder of an anonymoys pregnant woman known as Jane Doe.

The demo states the investigation has driven the pair to the Arizona desert, “to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.”

Last time, we heard Outlast 2 was being delayed until the first quarter of 2017. Initially the release was slated for 2016. Red Barrels Studio assured its fans that it was only to ensure that the game would be ready, containing “the best, most terrifying, most fulfilling experiences possible.”

The gameplay footage from the game looks just as terrifying as the first. The protagonist runs through dark cornfields, pursued by murderous psychopaths and more, while documenting everything he sees. Night vision mode will illuminate more dark places in the sequel.

Outlast 2 is set for launch during Q1 of 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.