The makers of Outlast 2 are asking us to outlast a slight delay in the game’s release date, which Red Barrels has moved to Q1 2017. That means we’ll get it by the end of March. The reason for the delay seems to have everything to do with delivering a game that lives up to — and hopefully surpasses — the fairly high expectations fans have for the sequel to one of the more viscerally terrifying video games in recent memory.
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.
Outlast 2 releases early next year for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.