The Outlast Trials revealed, takes place during Cold War (update)

Outlast (Image credit: The Red Barrels )

What you need to know

  • Outlast is an incredibly popular horror game franchise.
  • Developer The Red Barrels may be working on another entry.
  • A cryptic image with ties to the original Outlast was posted on Twitter.
  • The title is called The Outlast Trials and takes place during the Cold War.

Updated June 13, 2020: The Outlast Trials is the next entry in the Outlast saga. It's not a direct sequel to the other critically-acclaimed Outlast games, but it's right in the middle of the Cold War era. The Outlast Trials will allow players to face the horrors by themselves or play with up to three other test subjects.

Outlast is one of the best horror games out there, and after Outlast 2, may gamers were left wondering what's next for the franchise. Today, developer The Red Barrels, posted a cryptic image on its Twitter account saying that an announcement was coming soon.

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Hopefully, this is Outlast 3 and not an expansion. It probably is a new game because it's been a few years since Outlast 2 launched and, I'm positive I remember that the developer said that Outlast 2 wasn't getting any expansions. However, only time will tell. We'll keep you posted as soon as an official reveal occurs.

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  • My guess is game awards
  • I really love this style of game but I'm just so terrible at them which is a real shame because I'd love to play this series (and Penumbra/Amnesia for that matter).
  • Sin Ogaris Your A ******* idiot. Outlast is ******* Easy. i Beat All The Games 10 Times.
  • I hope so. The second game was fantastic and I spent the first couple of hours not liking it at all but it got its hooks into me about a third of the way in and never let go. Looking forward to the next game.
  • This next outlast project will be a huge hit or miss for me. The reason being, I genuinely enjoyed the speed running aspect of the first game and it’s dlc. I found outlast 2 to be far too frustrating and open for an enjoyable and predictable speed-run. So I’m hoping for this next game to be in a building or a confined setting.
  • This game looks terrifying.