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'Outlast 2' Release Date Pushed Back To Early 2017

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(Photo : Outlast/Facebook) "Outlast 2" was supposed to be released this fall, but it looks like it won't be ready by then.

Game developer Red Barrels has announced that the release of its highly-anticipated sequel, "Outlast 2," has been moved to 2017.

"We had to make a difficult decision recently. After weighing our options we've decided to postpone 'Outlast 2's' release until Q1 of 2017," Red Barrels said on the official "Outlast" Facebook page. "Our mission as an indie studio is to deliver to you the best, most terrifying, most fulfilling experiences possible. That's why we're taking just a little bit more time to make sure our vision for 'Outlast 2' is in no way compromised and is the experience you deserve."

"Outlast 2" was supposed to be released this fall. Red Barrels even put out a short demo of the game, showing off some of the new environment and gameplay mechanics.

Based on the released statement, Red Barrels wants to make the game as perfect as possible. The game developer also stated that they could not release it unless its limits have been tested to the extreme.

The game is the second installment to the 2013 hit "Outlast," which is a first-person survival-horror game. In the game, players took control of a journalist who investigates an insane asylum, only to later be trapped inside it.

The game received high praise for its scares and gameplay, where players are forced to hide or run away from incoming threats.

"Outlast 2," on the other hand, follows the same "fight-or-flight" type of gameplay, but in a different setting. The new game takes place somewhere in Arizona, where users will have to avoid the insane locals who inhabit the areas.

The game isn't a direct sequel to the original "Outlast," but it retains some of the familiar elements. Players will once again take control of a journalist, whose wife goes missing after her helicopter crashed in the same Arizona area.

Red Barrels only stated that it would be releasing the game during the first quarter of 2017, but didn't give out a specific month or date.

"Outlast 2" will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC and the Mac.

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