A new trailer for The Outlast Trials dropped during Gamescom Opening Night Live, giving us another glimpse of the upcoming horror game sequel and revealing a closed beta test that will take place around Halloween.
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Those who want to step into the horror can sign up and prepare themselves for the closed beta. It will run across the Halloween weekend from Friday 28th October to Tuesday 1st November.
This is the first proper trailer released for the game since Gamescom last year, when developer Red Barrels released the first gameplay trailer and announced that the game would miss its original 2021 release date target. Since late last year, the studio has been putting out occasional behind the scenes videos, giving insights into the game’s creation in particular areas like sound and music, characters, their approach to storytelling and animation work.
This is a significantly different game to the first two Outlast titles, serving as a prequel to the series so far and incorporating new multiplayer elements for those that want to face the terror with friends by their side.
Here’s the blurb that was released for the game last year:
Set in the height of the Cold War era, players take on the role of test subjects abducted by the shadowy Murkoff Corporation. Imprisoned in a secret Murkoff facility, players will be thrust into a series of physical and mental ordeals, tormented by iconic characters, and challenged alone or in teams to survive with their sanity intact.
The Outlast Trials was first announced in December 2019, with developer Red Barrels saying it was still very early in production at that time. Then at E3 2020, they projected that the game would release in 2021, though that target was missed through the difficulties of working through the pandemic, pushing the game’s launch back to 2022. Alas, it would seem that we’re not going to see it this year either, but the closed beta should tide fans over.
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