First Screens Of Remake Of Cult Classic Outcast: Second Contact Look Hugely Promising

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Aug 14, 2016 10:00 AM
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I look back at videos of it now and it makes my eyes bleed, but for a few weeks my childhood was absolutely consumed by a strange game called Outcast. In it you explored massive alien worlds connected by portals, and it was powered by voxel-based visuals the likes of which I’d never seen before, and haven’t really seen since. A studio announced back in 2014 it would be remaking Outcast as Outcast: Second Contact, although I wasn’t prepared for the first screenshots to look quite as fantastic as they do.

"Outcast takes place in the near future when Humanity has just discovered the existence of a parallel world, Adelpha," says publisher Bigben Interactive. "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."

The team at Appeal are aiming for an early 2017 launch for Outcast: Second Contact, when it’ll be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. From what I remember you’d do well to keep an eye on this one, there really is nothing quite like it. In the meantime, expect to see more from the Outcast reboot at Gamescom next week.

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22:13 Mar-20-2017

OMG This was one of my first & favorite PC games that I still own, way before it's time in way of gameplay. I remember it was made before the movie Stargate came out & thought that they stole the idea from the game LOL! I wish the team luck

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15:56 Aug-14-2016

Looks damn fine.
A bit like No Man's Sky even, but its definitely not gonna be as big as that one.

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21:40 Aug-14-2016

I agree because at least in No Man's Sky you can travel to countless other planets and explore a ton all while trying to survive. Which is exactly what NMS is, a survival and exploration game at heart.

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06:08 Aug-15-2016

Why did i get downvoted? I dont understand. Is it because i compared this to NMS?
Well, just to clear this up, i didnt mean it in a bad way.

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12:48 Aug-14-2016

These look good but I want to see gameplay not screenshots. :)

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11:26 Aug-14-2016

Please, correct the title. Its says "Outlast".

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10:27 Aug-14-2016

its outcast not outlast change it in the caption :)

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10:24 Aug-14-2016

I have never heard of this game before, but the screenshots and the premise seem mighty delicious! The prospect of exploring a new and inhospitable world is always a real delight, in games at least. :)

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