Outlast 2 the sequel to 2013’s viral horror hit, Outlast is close to hitting a super impressive goal. The creepy, cult centered horror has nearly plagued 1 million homes with sales.
“We’re getting close to 1 million units sold, so yes we are happy. We knew the game would be polarizing, but what’s the point of being an independent developer if you’re going to play it safe”.
During the interview, Morin was also asked to comment on a statement made by a former Visceral Games developer, who said that Horror games are expensive to develop and don’t necessarily translate into effective sales.
“It does make things trickier if you approach a horror game like you’d approach an AAA Blockbuster title. Horror fans are dedicated and passionate, but the horror genre is a niche. The bigger your budget, the more you need to reach a wide audience. Obviously, I’m not familiar with Visceral’s detailed situation, but for us, it makes sense to make horror games”.
Following the success of the title, the interviewee asked if the studio would abandon the horror genre for something a little bit differnet.
“I don’t think we’ll ever abandon the genre, but stretching different muscles could be nice once in a while”, he concluded.
Outlast 2 is available right now for PS4, PC and Xbox One.