Red Barrels, the indie studio behind the terrifying Outlast series, has revealed some of the future plans for the franchise.

First, it appears we won’t be getting any DLC for Outlast 2, which is kind of a bummer. The first Outlast had the amazing Whistleblower DLC, and I was really hoping to continue and explore the disturbing Temple Gate from a different perspective.

Outlast on Switch

“While the first Outlast was made with the idea of a DLC in mind, that was not the case for Outlast 2,” the developer wrote on Facebook. “We’ve considered many options, but none of them felt appropriate for a DLC. Outlast 2 was created to make you feel like a rat in a maze, without any knowledge of what’s outside the maze.”

Instead of DLC, Red Barrels suggest you read the series official comic books to find some of the answers you’re looking for. I read them and they do help to fill the gap between the two games, and what happens after Outlast 2’s ending.

Looking forward, Red Barrels did admit they will make Outlast 3 “at some point”.

Right now, however, the studio is working on a new game within the world of Outlast. It’s not a prequel or a sequel, but “something a lot of you have been asking for.” It’s a standalone experience and the studio still needs to “make it work.”

Without any further details, all we have left are speculations. Could we be getting an Outlast VR game? Notice that they didn’t say “game” but rather an “experience”, which is how many VR games are referred to.

Oh, and one last thing – Outlast and Outlast 2 will be released on the Nintendo Switch in early 2018. That’s what the image above it trying to tell you.

So until Outlast 3 rolls around, horror fans have that Outlast experience to look forward to. That, and stifling our screams while we explore Mount Massive Asylum or Temple Gate on the bus. Hopefully, you already bought a pair of Underscares.

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