In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, developer Red Barrels has confirmed that it is currently working on a sequel to Outlast.
“After shipping the [Xbox One] version of Outlast, we took some time to analyze our situation and we quickly realized we had at least another horror game in us,” Red Barrels co-founder Philippe Morin said, in part. “So, yes, we are working on Outlast 2.”
He also noted that while it will be set in the same universe as Outlast, it will feature a new setting and characters. “The game will be a survival horror experience and it will take place in the same universe as Outlast, but it will have different characters and a different setting. We might go back to Mount Massive Asylum one day, but for now we have new ideas and themes we’d like to explore and we think we’re cooking up something special.”
“We’re still a small indie studio (12 people), so we’ll need a little bit of time to ship our next game, but hopefully it will be worth it.”