Outlast developer says 'they might do a VR' version of Outlast 2

Outlast 2 makes sense on VR, with developer Red Barrels teasing the horror game for the Oculus Rift.

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Published Mon, Apr 25 2016 2:25 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Outlast was one of the best horror games in recent times, with developer Red Barrel teasing Outlast 2 at PAX East 2016 last week. In my story about it, I said in the headline 'but where's the VR version?' and it looks like my question has been answered.

Red Barrel co-founder Phillippe Morin and writer JT Petty talked about Outlast 2 during their official Twitch livestream, saying that the main protagonist in the sequel will be a cameraman who is investigating the murder of a Jane Doe, and trying to work out where these people come from.

The cameraman takes a helicopter and goes to investigate the canyons of Arizona, but the chopper crashes and then when you wake up, you find yourself separated from your wife, and in a secluded village full of people who believe the end of time is coming. Morin reiterated that Outlast 2 is once again about immersion, with gameplay mechanics existing to create emotions.

Outlast 2 isn't a gameplay-centric game, but more of an experience - and thus, perfect for VR. Morin said that the team is looking at the possibilities provided with VR, but with a small team of just 18 developers, it has to pick and choose where it puts its time, effort and R&D into. I'm sure that we'll see a VR version of Outlast 2, though.

Outlast developer says 'they might do a VR' version of Outlast 2 | TweakTown.com

Outlast 2 launches in the fall on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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