Red Barrels, the independent game development studio based in Montreal, presented the first gameplay reveal of The Outlast Trials during Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021. A whole new take on the Outlast survival horror experience, The Outlast Trials is a terrifying game set in the same universe as the previous titles for one to four players, set for release during 2022.
The Story Background
Set in the height of the Cold War era, players take on the role of test subjects abducted by the shadowy Murkoff Corporation. Imprisoned in a secret Murkoff facility, players will be thrust into a series of physical and mental ordeals, tormented by iconic characters, and challenged alone or in teams to survive with their sanity intact.
“After years of development, we’re excited to collaborate with Geoff Keighley and the Opening Night Live team to debut the first gameplay teaser trailer for The Outlast Trials – This is a huge moment for us and we’re extremely proud to be in a position to give our fans and community just a dark taste of what’s to come in The Outlast Trials during 2022.”
David Chateauneuf – Red Barrels co-founder and designer
More details as shared on Steam:
Set in the era of the Cold War, human guinea pigs are involuntarily recruited by the good folks at the Murkoff Corporation to test advanced methods of brainwashing and mind control. In a world of distrust, fear, and violence, your morals will be challenged, your endurance tested, and your sanity crushed. All in the name of progress, science, and profit.
Red Barrels invites you to experience mind-numbing terror, this time with friends. Work together and maybe you’ll survive The Outlast Trials. It’s always better to shit your pants in good company.
Besides being confirmed for the PC release, The Outlast Trials has yet confirmed the release date and other platforms.