Bigben Interactive and Appeal have released the first screenshots for their upcoming Outcast remake, titled Outcast – Second Contact.
Although no exact date has been given, both companies target March 2017 as the release window for Outcast – Second Contact. Originally released in 1999, Outcast was a game ahead of its time, a pioneer in the open-world genre that didn’t get the recognition it deserved due to its high system requirements. Although it wasn’t a commercial success, it had a strong critical reception, and gamers have been clamoring for a sequel or a remake for years.
Outcast takes place in the near future when Humanity has just discovered the existence of a parallel world, Adelpha. The American government, which was behind the discovery, sends a probe there to investigate. The experiment is a success but a native of Adelpha, a Talan, attacks the probe and causes a distortion of space-time that threatens to destroy the Earth.
You are Cutter Slade, a former Special Forces operative, assigned to escort a group of scientists sent to locate and repair the probe. Nothing goes as planned, however, and you find yourself embarked on an adventure on an unknown planet, with the future of two worlds in your hands.
Appeal will show gameplay footage during Gamescom 2016, from August 17th to August 19th