Outlast 2, the sequel to 2013’s surprise breakout survival horror hit Outlast, has been delayed until Q1 of 2017.
In a post on the game’s Facebook page, developer Red Barrel’s confirmed the “difficult decision” to push Outlast 2 back to the first quarter of 2017 was made to ensure players got the best possible experience.
“Our mission as an indie studio is to deliver to you the best, most terrifying, most fulfilling experiences possible. That’s why we’re taking just a little bit more time to make sure our vision for Outlast 2 is in no way compromised and is the experience you deserve,” said the developer.
“This is not the type of news we ever want to deliver, but we are so fully committed to the world we’ve built and to our awesome community that we could not, in good conscience, release a game who’s limits haven’t been tested to the extreme. Thank you for understanding. We promise Outlast 2 will scare the crap out of you.”
Outlast 2 was initially scheduled to launch this coming fall on PS4, Xbox One and PC.