Original makers prepare for new Outcast game




The makers who were responsible in 1999 for PC game Outcast have bought the rights to the franchise from Atari. The Belgian development studio has not announced any new game, but it seems a matter of time before that happens.

Outcast is an action-adventure for Windows was released in 1999. The game was made by the Belgian development studio Appeal and published by Infogrames, the parent company include Atari. Despite a positive reception in the media and various “Game of the Year awards the game never got a sequel. During the development of Outcast II Appeal went bankrupt and the project was not taken over by another studio.

Now the original creators of the game have purchased the rights to the game seems there is still a new Outcast game to arrive. Foreseeable future Whether it is a sequel or a remake based on the first part is not yet known, the developers made ​​so far only known that the franchise new life will be breathed, but concrete announcements about games follow, as reported Destructoid.

The 1999 game was in many ways ahead of its time. So the game introduced a large, free-roaming open world, the ability to use various means of transport and a system in which dialogues with variable characters could have consequences in the game, all that was experienced from a third-person camera position. It then took several years before other great games, like Halo and Knights of the Old Republic, used elements from Outcast, with good results as a result. Original Outcast is still for sale , the download of 1.3GB now costs three dollars.

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