The popular survival horror game Outlast has a sequel in development, developer Red Barrels’ Philippe Morin told Bloody Disgusting in a recent interview. The new game will employ the same style of play and feature a story set in the same universe, but feature different characters and locations.
Morin expressed an interest in returning to the Mount Massive Asylum, the first game’s setting, at some point in the future, but for now wants to focus on something new and exciting. Beyond that Morin was mum on details, since the game is early in development and so much of the fun is being surprised by it.
In the interview he also reflects on the process of designing Outlast’s Whistleblower DLC and the studio’s general philosophy of focusing on player experience first. It’s a team of only 12 people, and Morin cautioned fans to not expect anything too soon, but Red Barrels is aiming “to make a game we’re scared to play ourselves and trust our instinct.”