Outlast 2 Pushed Back to Q1 2017 Release Date

By Mark Delaney, 1 year ago
When Outlast 2 was announced, series veterans knew to expect their hearts and minds to be tested greatly, but that was more to do with the game's unnerving religious cult backdrop and memorable green-tinted scares. Unfortunately for fans eager to get their hands on their camcorders again, the developers are asking for patience as the game is now delayed out of the 2016 calendar year.

Posted to their official Facebook page, Red Barrels, the team behind both games in the first-person horror series, called the decision to delay the creepy sequel "difficult" but assured gamers that they are taking a bit more time to ensure Outlast 2 "is in no way compromised and is the experience you deserve." The full statement can be read below.

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.

Their commitment to excellence is to be appreciated, but it's surely disappointing if you, like me, set aside some horror games every October. Look for more on Outlast 2 in the coming months, including a revised release date.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.