Hi survivor! Evan, the founder of Dead Drop Studios, an indie solo developer, and the creator of the Outbreak series. We are very pleased to discuss the PlayStation 5 system and announce a new next generation version of all titles in the Outbreak series, starting with Outbreak: The New Nightmare, which will be released on December 17, 2020. Get ready to come back. To the next generation world of survival horror.
I’m not afraid to kill you …
The Outbreak series is about bringing you back to the glorious days of survival horror. Each title in the series pays homage to this genre by providing folklore through hardcore difficulties, brutal inventory control, challenging puzzles, and environmental and equipment exploration. And zombies, lots of zombies! Through a precision shooter over your shoulder, a third-person fixed-camera nightmare, and even a 2D “demake” full of atmosphere and horror, you’ll find intense action.
Beautiful undead apocalypse
The new PS5 hardware greatly improves graphic fidelity and frame rate.
All 3D titles in the Outbreak series show significant improvements, including high-quality real-time shadows, distant graphics improvements, and improved texture and model details. For example, Outbreak: Epidemic and Outbreak: Lost Hope greatly expand the field of view available in front of the character, display eerie real-time shadows, and make a terrifying experience even at the edge of the vision a reality. I will. ..
You’ll also find that all Outbreak series titles perform better than ever during gameplay, even with significant visual improvements. Some titles have more than doubled the frame rate, so even the most intense actions feel smooth. If you’re running away or facing undead, the game powers up without missing beats through complex environments and powerful particle effects, giving you the best control you can imagine.
PS5 SSD delivers horror faster than ever
The improved graphics and frame rate are already game changers, and the benefits aren’t the only ones. The PS5’s brand new high-speed solid-state drive allows developers like me to join the game faster than ever and provide all of these improved experiences. When complex scenes are loaded and can be played in just a few seconds, or even instantly, all titles will take significantly less time to load. From loading new scenarios to switching to co-op to customizing survivors, everything is orders of magnitude faster and helps you lock you in the undead instead of being trapped in the loading screen.
Benefits of DualSense controller
Thanks to the ergonomic and technical improvements in the DualSense controller, the playback of all titles in the series has improved. You can get better accuracy by lining up undead headshots in Outbreak: Epidemic while benefiting from improved control schemes for titles like Outbreak: The New Nightmare. Thanks to the new tactile feedback of the DualSense controller, the action feels more lively, allowing for a more visceral experience as you skillfully dispatch the undead and try to reach the evacuation zone to survive! Also, don’t forget to bring your friends with full support for local collaboration throughout Outbreak: Epidemic, Outbreak: The New Nightmare, and Outbreak as a whole.
Your feedback shapes the apocalypse
In addition to all these technical improvements, you’ll find numerous new quality of life features and bug fixes in every title. From improved inventory handling to balancing and other gameplay buffs, all games in the series will play better on the PS5. This is all due to feedback and engagement. Thank you for surviving the Outbreak series, and we look forward to a more beautiful apocalypse on the PS5. Check the following for upcoming release calendars:
- Occurrence: A new nightmare – December 17, 2020
- Occurrence: Epidemic – December 24, 2020
- Occurrence: Nightmare Chronicle – December 31, 2020
- Occurrence: Lost Hope – January 7, 2021
- Outbreak – January 14, 2021
Thank you and enjoy the game!