Outlast 2 recent update on porting the game to Linux, according to Red Barrels. Since eager Linux gamers are keen to not let the darkness take hold. While experiencing the twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind.
Linux porting and Red Barrels:
“Thank you for the interest, we have no plan of porting Outlast II to linux as of now, the first one was a pretty straightforward Unreal 3 Engine port, but we changed a lot in the second one. Also the original game was ported by people outside of Red Barrels and we do not have enough know-how to easily port it.”
This reply comes from a post on Reddit. So this is not an LGC email. Yet we have also received a reply but it was a bit different.
However, being that this is directly through the Linux community. It’s more of a solid confirmation of what is going on.
Below is our reply from Red Barrels back in 2016. Somewhat different than what you would expect from the recent post.
“Outlast 2 will be eventually ported to Linux. Probably not at launch, but it should come early in 2017, at the same time as the Mac version.
We use unreal engine 3 to produce the game.”
So clearly, developer change their mind regarding the port. Yet there seems to be more going using the Unreal Engine as well. Something similar happened with Batman Arkham Knight. Unreal Engine 3 being modified beyond the typical standards. Also making porting to other platforms more difficult. And that game had a bunch of issues. Our other emails are quite inline with the Reddit post above. Something similar happened with Subnautica as well. 🙁
Likely why Red Barrels doesn’t want the extra work of porting to the smaller community of Linux gamers.
Outlast 2 Trailer (Windows only, no Linux)
As journalists, you and your wife have a reputation for taking risks and digging into the stories no one else dares to touch, but this time you may have gone too far. Your investigation of a seemingly impossible murder leads you deep into the Arizona desert, and into a darkness so wicked that no light could ever shine upon it.
No conflict is ever black and white. But once the dust has settled, the victors get to decide who was right and who was wrong. Who is good and who is evil. Human nature pushes us to extremes of violence and depravity, which we then justify by divine inspiration and a promise of paradise to come. Horror rises from desperation and blind faith. Outlast 2 will test your faith, pushing players to a place where going mad is the only sane thing to do.