This particular editor got around to playing all of Outlast this week, and can testify that the terrifying thrills that it affords are real and often experienced while sneaking through Mount Massive Asylum's many horrors. That being said, it's a creepy coincidence that the developer confirmed this week that it's currently working on a successor to one of the finest horror games that we've played in recent years.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with website Bloody Disgusting, Red Barrels' co-founder Philippe Morin reflected on the reception and popularity of the studio's first game, what is was like to be immersed in creating its disturbing content, and other intriguing points. Upon being asked what its next project is going to be, he affirmed that it will do whatever it's most passionate and motivated about at the moment, and that happens to be crafting another survival horror title: Outlast 2.

"The game will be a survival horror experience, and it will take place in the same universe as Outlast, but it will have different characters and a different setting," Morin said. "We might go back to Mount Massive Asylum one day, but for now we have new ideas and themes that we’d like to explore, and we think that we’re cooking up something special." Refusing to delve into any more detail, he added that whenever the team is ready to reveal its new project, it'll be sure to unveil the release date, platforms it'll appear on, and more in due time.

What do you think of this out of the blue, exciting announcement? Did you already outlive Outlast's plentiful scares, or do you dare not enter its insane asylum? Push record in the comments section below to let us know.

[source bloody-disgusting.com, via polygon.com]