The PC Gaming Show concluded proceedings with the first glimpse into The Outlast Trials, due to launch on PC in 2021. At this time, there’s been no confirmation on console releases for The Outlast Trials.
The trailer opens on a shot of a needle set on a record. In a dank, awful surgery room, three doctors prepare their tools and begin surgery on a test subject, unseen and secured to a chair. The three doctors forcibly fix a pair of night vision goggles onto the subject’s head, while the rather aptly chosen ‘Is It Just A Game’ By Buddy And The Fads plays ominously in the background. It only gets worse from there, as the trailer then jump cuts to someone running the length of a corridor, all the while being chased by a figure with a mallet. At the end of a corridor is a wall, as a woman calls him over in an attempt to get him to safety. Rather brutally, the woman is stabbed and test subject is left to the mercy of the figure with the mallet. Unsurprisingly, that mallet is soon swinging down onto the test subject, lying on the floor.
What else did you expect from Red Barrels?
A blog post last year confirmed that this game will not be a direct sequel to Outlast or it’s sequel, Outlast 2. Instead, it’ll be set in the Cold War, but within the same fictional universe as the first two. According to the post, The Outlast Trials is still in the early stages of production, and the developers “are now ramping up the production process.”
In the post, Red Barrels’ co-founder David Chateauneuf said: “Our team is hard at work creating a new experience that will bring fear and anxiety to millions of players, whether they go through the experiments alone or with friends.”
Chillingly, David Chateauneuf concluded the statement with: “Now we’ve done our proof of concept, it is time focus on content creation, variety… and gore.”
Not as if they’d take it easy on us.