Outcast: Second Contact delayed to fall

Extra time needed for graphics, gameplay, and immersion.

Outcast: Second Contact

Outcast: Second Contact has been delayed from its previously announced March release window to this fall, developer Appeal Studios announced. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC when it launches.

“With agreement of our publisher Bigben, we have decided to push the game’s release out to this fall,” Appeal Studios founder and Outcast: Second Contact game director Yves Grolet said in a statement. “This extra time will allow us to enhance the graphics and gameplay, and to immerse players even more into Outcast: Second Contact. We are paying close attention to the combat system and AI to bring an experience worthy of the best action games.”

Outcast: Second Contact is a reboot of the 1999 adventure game Outcast, which has won more than 100 awards. Here is an overview of the title, via publisher Bigben Interactive:

In the near future, men have just discovered the parallel world of Adelpha. Through its discovery, the US government has accidentally created a space-time distortion threatening to destroy the Earth.

You play as Cutter Slade, a former Special Forces Marine, assigned to escort a team of scientists on a mission to try and repair the damage. However, nothing goes according to plan, and you are thrust into an adventure on an unknown planet. The future of both worlds rests in your hands.

If you’re at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from March 1 to 3, Outcast: Second Contact will be shown at the event.

View the final version of the game’s key visual at the gallery.

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