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Outlast 2's release delayed to 2017 but will be "20-30% longer"

Bad news for horror fans - the found footage themed Outlast 2 is slipping back to the start of 2017. 

There wasn't a firm date before, although the Steam info page (opens in new tab) did have a 'Fall 2016' date. Now developer Red Barrels is pushing it back to 'Q1 of 2017' saying it's "taking just a little bit more time to make sure our vision for Outlast 2 is in no way compromised," adding that "we could not, in good conscience, release a game whose limits haven’t been tested to the extreme".

You can read the full statement on the game's Facebook page (opens in new tab). In the comments Red Barrels also drop a few more bits of info, estimating the game will be 20-30% longer and definitely won't support VR "at the moment". It also confirms the game will still be stealth based and not add any weapons. 

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.