Well this is a pleasant surprise! We'd forgotten how much we enjoyed the original Outlast, but playing this hastily released demo for its sequel has brought all of those good memories flowing back. This sampler – deployed today on the European PlayStation Store – is set in a dingy rural village, where clearly there's some kind of religious cult been hired as farmhands.
The game loop works much the same as in the original game: you have a camcorder with an infrared mode, and it serves as your only means of illuminating the dark. The problem? Batteries are scarce, and so you need to manage when you're going to use your limited resources and when you're going to reserve them.
Red Barrels is recycling lots of tropes in this demo alone – the P.T.-inspired school corridor sequence will prompt a swift roll of the eyes – but the atmosphere is strong and the visuals are alarmingly polished, with the title still several months away. We're excited to give the full game a spin, then – our only disappointment being that it's not in development for PlayStation VR. Yet.
What do you think of the found footage embedded above? Are you praying to see more of Outlast 2 soon? Charge your batteries in the comments section below.
I never even managed to finish the original, I really should have another try. Too scary, even though it's only a bloody game!
@Dan_ozzzy189 The ending's not great anyway!
This is the same demo they were showing off at PAX East! Glad it's found its way out only being at Expo's and such, cuz I came away from that demo even more excited than I already was! And then they went and delayed it
I have been waiting for winter and the dark and cold nights to play Outlast not long to go now.
@Dan_ozzzy189 I never finished the first one either,kept getting discovered in my so called `hiding place` and beaten to death!
Even so,the demo is downloaded so looking forward to playing it.
@Kyroki Is the The Whistleblower DLC a continuation or entirely separate story to the main game then?
Hey look, the prologue to RE7
"Enjoyed" is a very strong word, there! How anyone manages to play for more than ten minutes on a big screen without crapping themselves is beyond me!
@Kyroki ah,may have to try The WhistleBlower then,I enjoyed the game alot,dissapointed I got stuck.May have more luck with the dlc.
Never finished the first one so I will be skipping this one.
Just watch someone playing it .
graphics look improved from the last one ,will be playing it tonight
@Kyroki 2017 I believe.
Played til I was in a classroom and then I got scared and turned it off. You wouldn't think I was 6'3'' 15 stone and in the fire service would you? I loved
F. E. A. R. but I really struggle with these type games. I think it's because I don't have a gun, just a sodding camcorder!
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