The Outlast Trials is a Co-Op Survival Horror Game by Red Barrels
Set in the Cold War era, The Outlast Trials brings players back to the series' terrifying universe allowing you to play alone or with friends.
The Outlast series by Red Barrels has brought solid horror stories with Outlast, Outlast 2, and the Whistleblower DLC. However, all of these were single-player experiences. That’s all about to change with The Outlast Trials, the newest entry in the series which will bring cooperative play to this terrifying franchise.
The Outlast Trials will not be a direct sequel of the previous entries. It is in the same universe, set in the middle of the Cold War era. There is not a lot of details on The Outlast Trials‘ story, but you will be able to complete by yourself or with up to three other friends.
In the press release, the co-founder of Red Barrels, David Chateauneuf, had a brief message regarding The Outlast Trials. “We are proud to reveal the title and the first image of the game to our great community and fans,” says Chateauneuf. “Our team is hard at work creating a new experience that will bring fear and anxiety to millions of players, whether they go through the experiments alone or with friends.”
The Outlast Trials is still in the very early stages of development. However, Red Barrels is now ramping up the production process. “Now we’ve done our proof of concepts,” says Chateauneuf, “it is time to focus on content creation, variety… and gore.”
The Outlast Trials does not have a firm release date or even release window. Platforms have yet to be revealed as well. But if previous entries in the Outlast series are any indication, we can probably expect this co-op horror game to come to PC, PlayStation consoles, and Xbox consoles. The lack of specificity is there is a chance this might be something planned for next-gen.
If you want to delve into this horrific universe, Outlast and Outlast 2 are available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.