Four players standing together in The Outlast Trials.
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The Outlast Trials countdown: Exact start time and release date

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Outlast 3 is still nowhere to be seen, but fans of psychological horror can subject themselves to all types of disturbing terrors alongside friends in the prequel title The Outlast Trials.

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The Outlast Trials originally launched as an early access title on PC in May 2023, but developer and publisher Red Barrels is now gearing up for a full release. If you’re interested in playing, you need to know exactly when The Outlast Trials is launching.

When does The Outlast Trials exit early access?

Mother Gooseberry attacking a player in The Outlast Trials.
The bloody fun is about to begin. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Red Barrels has confirmed The Outlast Trials will fully launch on Tuesday, March 5, across all available platforms (PC, PlayStation, and Xbox) at exactly 9am CT. The Version 1.0 patch will launch globally at this time.

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The survival horror RPG is not only available on PC but consoles too, complete with crossplay functionality. Unlike the previous Outlast games, The Outlast Trials is primarily a multiplayer game (though you can play solo) where you and your teammates must work together to escape a facility owned by the unethical Murkoff Corporation. Think Dead by Daylight but without one player as a big monster chasing you.

The full version is expected to contain “more trials, challenges, enemies, perks, and customization options,” some of which will have already been introduced throughout the early access period. The Outlast Trials is currently being sold on PC for $29.99, while the console versions will cost $39.99 for the standard edition and $49.99 for the Deluxe Edition. Red Barrels said the price of the game would increase upon its full launch, so expect the PC version to get more expensive on March 5 as well.

March could wind up being a decent month for horror game fans since, aside from The Outlast Trials, it’ll also see the release of the Alone in the Dark remake and a PlayStation version of the 2012 cult classic Ib.


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