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The Outlast Trials: Release Date and Gameplay Reveal

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A gameplay trailer has been released for The Outlast Trials, alongside a projected release date.

The Outlast Trials, an upcoming co-op horror game, is the latest instalment for the Outlast series. Serving as a prequel to Outlast and Outlast 2, the new game is taking the series in a slightly new direction - offering players the chance to play it in co-op or to brave it alone.

The Outlast series is famous for pushing the boundaries of the horror genre, with each game more graphic and disturbing than the last. Judging from the recent gameplay trailer, it seems The Outlast Trials will be no exception. Revealed as part of Gamescom 2021, the gameplay trailer shows glimpses of some of the horrors players will find themselves subjected to.

The game is set during the Cold War, in the same universe as the previous games, where players are test subjects abducted by the Murkoff Corporation. Players will be put through a series of grueling mental and physical trials, which they can attempt to survive alone or struggle through with friends. No matter which option is chosen, players won't find themselves alone as a cast of horrific characters will be sure to make themselves known.

What is the Release Date for The Outlast Trials?

The Outlast Trials has currently been scheduled for release in 2022. A more specific release date has yet to be announced. The Outlast Trials was originally due to be released this year but has been pushed back to 2022, allowing the developers more time to polish the game.

The Outlast Trials is currently only scheduled to release on PC in 2022, with no word of a console version just yet. But, given that the other instalments later made their way to console, it's likely we'll see a port come through eventually.