The release date for The Outlast Trials, a Survival Horror Game, Revealed
Red Barrels, the developer behind the much-awaited multiplayer survival horror game The Outlast Trials, has recently revealed its early access release date. The project seeks to explore a new concept in the Outlast universe, where four players join forces to confront the Murkoff Corporation’s eerie experiments. The developer appears to be experimenting with this title as well, releasing it in early access shortly.
Right up to this time, the Outlast series was comprised of single-player horror games with nightmarish settings. The initial Outlast game, released in 2013, introduced gamers to the Murkoff Corporation’s experiments on inmates in a violent asylum. Subsequently, Outlast 2 revealed another Murkoff experiment, which resulted in the emergence of a murderous cult. Red Barrels decided to take the Outlast franchise in a different direction, shifting away from single-player campaign-focused horror and going for something new.
Red Barrels is looking to move its horror franchise forward with The Outlast Trials, which is a game with tasks, enemies, and survival within it. It will allow for one to four players and is designed to be played over and over again, similar to a live service game. The details of how progression and storytelling will work are not yet known, but that’s something that gamers can look forward to discovering when the game hits early access.
On Friday, Red Barrels announced the upcoming launch of The Outlast Trials in early access on May 18. While the trailer doesn’t provide much insight into the gameplay, it does provide an eerie soundscape that reflects the atmosphere of the game. It looks like players will be able to purchase the game on both Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Red Barrels first announced the development of The Outlast Trials in 2017, describing it as a “smaller separate project” and not something that was an extension of Outlast 2. Since then, the scope of the project has grown. Initially, Red Barrels stated that Outlast 3 would be the next project but these plans may have evolved.
Red Barrels has previously clarified that The Outlast Trials will not be a free-to-play title, so those who are asked to “volunteer” for early access should expect to pay for the game. Stay tuned to the studio’s social media for the next update regarding the game’s launch.
The Outlast Trials will be available for early access on PC starting May 18.