Corny: Outlast 2 Delayed Into 2017

Ah, the early tensies! Cast your mind back to an era when a Slender Man lurked in every corner, crazed diary entries littered the streets, and Nicola Roberts was making a real go of a solo career. Of all the first-person stealth-o-spookers that followed Amnesia and old balloonhead, Outlast was one of the better ones. Following a touch of DLC, developers Red Barrels announced a sequel would follow in 2016 but… now that’s delayed. You’ll need to wait until 2017 to flee from a murderous religious cult.

Outlast 2 [official site], if you’ve not been following along, leaves the first game’s wacky asylum far behind. It follows a husband and wife who are budding journalists following a trail of clues starting with the murder of a pregnant woman. Uh oh, looks like some kooky cultists are involved!

Here’s a bit of Outlast 2 gameplay from GameSpot at E3 this year. Newer and longer videos do exist but, as your physician, I cannot recommend you watch YouTubers shriek and ham it up.

You’ll need to wait until 2017, some time before the end of March, to scamper about in that cornfield. As Red Barrels say in a Facebook post:

“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.”

May your keks remain unsoiled for a few months longer.


  1. Max Planck says:

    Ah, that picture reminds me of Children of the Corn. The Citizen Cane of, eh, movies.

  2. unraveler says:

    Welp, time to send some death threats.

  3. Empathy Kill says:

    Outlast is the number one, scarriest videogame that I have ever played… EVER! It’s so scary that I couldn’t finish it. I chickened out a little less than halfway into it and eneded up watching several “playthrough” videos on Youtube. After which I was pissed off that I didn’t have the balls to complete it. When I heard about the Whistleblower DLC I decided to go on ahead and watch a “playthrough” of that as well. I was freakin pumped when the guy ended up escaping from the asylum! I still get a huge kick out of daring my friends who haven’t heard of Outlast to play it. Its fun watching them get all worked up… Anyways… I can’t wait for Outlast II! I’m not gonna chicken out this time. The fact it’s being pushed back just means that the devs are taking their time to ensure the game is perfect which is fine with me… I can wait on a game like this just because I know that it’s going to scare the crap out of me and I am not in any hurry to be scared to death!