Update: As expected, Red Barrel has officially confirmed plans to bring the Outlast 2 demo to Steam and Xbox One later today. It’ll be available on all platforms right up until Tuesday, November 1.
Original story: As if to kick off the Halloween celebrations ahead of schedule, a surprise Outlast 2 demo has slithered onto PlayStation Store in select PAL regions.
The vertical slice, which clocks in at around 5.45GB in size, is currently available to download via the European and Australian PS Storefronts, though at the time of writing, developer Red Barrel is yet to confirm whether the Outlast 2 demo will expand worldwide, nor if those on Xbox One and PC can expect the horrific appetizer to emerge in the coming weeks. Our advice? Keep an eye on both Steam and the Xbox App Store in the build up to Halloween.
Expanding far beyond the walls of Mount Massive Asylum, Outlast 2 is steeped in Southern Gothic horror, featuring all-new characters with a new setting to match. Here’s the synopsis featured on PSN:
You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You’re following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe.
The investigation has lead you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.
Despite a change in location, it seems Red Barrel’s horror sequel will retain many of the hallmarks that ensured the original became such a runaway success – the amateur camerawork, the investigate journalism, the player vulnerability. It may have been pushed out of 2016, but excitement for Outlast 2 is still palpable. Expect the finished product to make a beeline for PS4, Xbox One and PC at some point in 2017.