The Outlast Trials Closed Beta Dates Revealed
The Outlast Trials will be entering a closed beta in the near future. Red Barrels announced the new take on the Outlast series at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022. The Closed Beta will run from October 28, a Friday, until November 1, a Tuesday. A trailer accompanied the announcement to establish the sort of vibe you can expect in the closed beta.
Set at the height of the Cold War, the player takes control of a test subject abducted by the Murkoff Corporation. Imprisoned within one of their shadowy, dreary facilities, these test subjects will enter physical and mental challenges, tormented by iconic Outlast characters, and attempt to survive either alone or in teams.
“Last year, we debuted the first gameplay trailer for The Outlast Trials at Opening Night Live, and were overwhelmed by the positive reception. So it’s fantastic to be back again this year, and be able to provide a date for when test subjects… sorry, I mean fans, can enter the Closed Beta trials.”David Chateauneuf, Red Barrles Co-Founder, Designer
The development team encourages interested players to sign up for the closed beta and stay tuned for news and updates regarding The Outlast Trials.
Outlast is a first-person survival horror series from the minds of industry veterans. Run, hide, or die trying in the series critically acclaimed for full-frontal scares, immersive atmospheres, and impeccable sound design. The original game takes players to Mount Massive Asylum, home of some secret experiments courtesy of the Murkoff Corporation. The Whistleblower DLC adds backstory to the location. Outlast 2 takes place in the wilderness near Temple Gate, mired in a mysterious corruption.
Red Barrels works out of Montreal, the studio seeking to create unforgettable exerpiences that “leave the player’s blood running cold.” Philippe Morin (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune), David Chateauneuf (lead level designer in Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed, and Splinter Cell: Conviction), and Hugo Dallaire (art director for Splinter Cell and Army of Two) founded the studio together.