The Outlast franchise is a staple in the horror genre, bringing the creeps, the jumps, and the terror over the past two games. Now the series is going multiplayer with the newly announced The Outlast Trials which will officially kick off a new chapter for the beloved IP.

“We are proud to reveal the title and the first image of the game to our great community and fans,” said David Chateauneuf, Red Barrels co-founder. “Our team is hard at work creating a new experience that will bring fear and anxiety to millions of players, whether they go through the experiments alone or with friends.”

Developed by Red Barrels, The Outlast Trials will not be acting as a direct sequel, instead it offers a multiplayer experience within the traditional Outlast universe. Players will be able to sync up and survive against unspeakable horrors in the middle of the Cold War era for a 4-player co-op experience meant to do justice to the Outlast name. 

Though the game is still in its early stages of production, we do have our first image of the upcoming game to tide us over: 

We don't have a release date at this time, though Red Barrel did supply a nifty recap of the Outlast universe for those that have yet to brave those particular waters: 

"Hell is an experiment you can't survive in Outlast; a first-person survival horror game series developed by veterans of some of the biggest game franchises in history. Critically acclaimed for its immersive atmosphere, sound design and full-frontal scares, the series soon became the leading horror game experience of its generation. The rules of the Outlast universe are simple – run, hide or die trying.

"Outlast, the original release, begins with an intriguing anonymous tip that leads you to explore the dark heart of Mount Massive Asylum, home to the secret experiments of the Murkoff Corporation. Whistleblower, the DLC continuation, tells the backstory to the atrocities found in Outlast and stretches past the events of the first game to show the final bloody chapter in Mount Massive Asylum's story. Outlast 2 places you deep in the wilderness where you discover the residents of Temple Gate and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do."