Developer Red Barrels has announced The Outlast Trials, a new game set in the Outlast universe. While Outlast and its sequel were both single-player horror games, this latest title looks set to be a cooperative affair.
Set during the era of the Cold War, The Outlast Trials “will allow players to face the horrors that await by themselves or with fellow test subjects,” with the announcement hinting at some kind of multiplayer functionality.
The above poster definitely points in the direction of a four-player game, although Red Barrels has made it clear that those goggles have nothing to do with VR–even if it looks that way. A signature component of the Outlast series has been the use of handheld video cameras and their accompanying night vision modes. That isn’t an option in The Outlast Trials’ Cold War setting, so it looks as though night vision goggles are the obvious replacement. Beyond these hints, the developer isn’t revealing anything else thus far. A multiplayer Outlast certainly marks an intriguing departure from the rest of the series, though.