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Outlast 2 delayed to 2017

Red Barrels’ horror game needs more time

Outlast 2
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Red Barrels’ first-person horror game, Outlast 2, has been delayed to the first quarter of 2017, the developer announced on Facebook today. The game was previously scheduled for release sometime this fall.

"We want you to know that we listen to your feedback, we see your excitement and we know you care about our work," the studio said in a Facebook update. "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."

The sequel to 2013’s terrifying Outlast, Outlast 2 trades the dark asylum setting of the original for rural Arizona. You can read more about Outlast 2 in Polygon’s hands-on preview from PAX East 2016.

Outlast 2 is bound for Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

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