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The Outlast Trials Confirmed for Gamescom 2022

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The Outlast Trials has been confirmed for gamescom 2022, giving fans the next look at the upcoming psychological horror.

Outlast has been a series that has continuously pushed boundaries when it comes to horror games, subjecting players to all sorts of terrifying confrontations. Red Barrels' initial entry into the Outlast series debuted back in 2013 and saw players take on the role of investigative journalist Miles Upshur, who finds himself trapped while investigating the psychiatric hospital, Mount Massive Asylum. Since then we've seen DLC Outlast: Whistleblower, and sequel Outlast 2 in 2017. Now, a new take on the stress-inducing horror is set for relase later this year — The Outlast Trials.

Presenter Geoff Keighley announced that "a brand new look" would be shown at gamescom 2022 as part of Opening Night Live.

Fans can tune into the livestream on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 2pm ET.

The Outlast Trials is set to be a prequel of the first two games in the series, and plays out a little differently. Set in the era of the Cold War, players have the option to play the game with friends via co-op, or go it alone solo. This will be the first time the Outlast series has introduced multiplayer, with fans eager to see how it affects the horror experience.

"In a world of distrust, fear, and violence, your morals will be challenged, your endurance tested, and your sanity crushed," the game's official description reads.

Judging from the gameplay reveal at gamescom 2021, it's safe to say that it won't be an easy ride.