If you were looking forward to a second round of freelance investigative journalism with a dodgy camera in a psychiatric ward, I have some bad news for you: your Outlast sequel has been delayed.
The developers, Red Barrels, announced on Facebook this morning that they had to "make a difficult decision" recently, delaying the game until the first quarter of next year. "This is not the type of news we ever want to deliver, but we are so fully commited to the world we've built and to our awesome community that we could not, in good conscience, release a game who';s limits haven't been tested to the extreme," they wrote.
The original Outlast launched in 2013 and became one of the best indie horror games of all time, with around 600,000 copies of the game selling on PC a year after it was shipped. Around 3 million units of Outlast and the Whistleblower expansion were sold by the end of January last year.
A playable demo for the Outlast sequel was released on Steam earlier this year. The sequel will apparently be in the same universe, but with new characters and a new location.