The news comes via a developer update post on Facebook, which had the following to say:
“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.”
The first person survival horror game was originally scheduled to release this fall on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
First time hearing about Outlast 2? Well here is an official description from the official website:
“You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You’re following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has lead you miles into 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.”
I don’t do scary games well — I’m a lights on kinda guy, and even then it’s a struggle to force myself to start one up. I have had Outlast essentially since its release, but it still remains undownloaded. However, I am planning on forcing myself through it — likely during Halloween — in order to prepare (there are multiple preparations steps) for Outlast 2, which looks even more frightening.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.