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Outlast 2 now has demo

Everything's on a cob!

Red Barrels' highly anticipated horror sequel Outlast 2 may have been delayed until next year, but the good news is it already has a demo on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Though brief, this 8GB demo takes us through what is ostensibly the beginning of the game as journalist Blake Langermann crashlands in the Arizona desert and must search for his missing wife, who has no doubt been abducted by a creepy cult.

I played this demo back in April at PAX East and though slow, it contains a cornfield stealth sequence that really makes the most of its advanced lighting effects and physics. There's plenty of scuffling through the stalks, with wayward flashlight beams and menacing growls hunting you down.

It will be interesting to see how Outlast 2 compares to the similarly first-person spookfest Resident Evil 7, which will be released around the same time. Unfortunately, Outlast 2 does not have VR support as a confirmed feature, at least not yet. But it does have corn, and that's pretty creepy unto itself.

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