In an interview with GamesIndustry, Red Barrels’ CEO, Philippe Morin, has revealed that the Outlast series has now sold 15 million units in total. As Morin claimed, Red Barrels has earned $64 million in revenue from sales, or $45 million CAD after the distributors have taken their cut.
The first Outlast was priced at $19.99 and cost $1.4 million CAD to create and release both the PC and PS4 versions. On the other hand, Outlast 2 was priced at $29.99 and cost around $7 million CAD.
The first Outlast game has overwhelmingly positive reviews on Steam, whereas Outlast 2 has very positive reviews. Some fans criticize the sequel for not being as scary as the original title.
As for Red Barrels’ next game, Morin said that the team is currently building a prototype version, and that it will be a ‘departure’ from the gameplay of the Outlast games (though it will be set in the same fictional universe).
“We’re prototyping, and the way I want to approach this is to get a prototype that we’re really happy about, and then figure out the best way to get it done. Are we going to need the same kind of budget? Can it be lower? Right now, I don’t know.”