Outcast is coming back as developers Appeal regain lost IP


Outcast is coming back as developers Appeal regain lost IP
Atari and Appeal give us hope for more from Cutter Slade
It’s has to be fate!

In our recent feature on the hidden gems of GOG.com, we spent quite some time extolling the virtues of Outcast, going so far as to put it at number two on our list.

And now, we’ve just got news that the Appeal, the original developer behind Cutter Slade’s groundbreaking 1999 adventure, are heading back to the beautiful world of Adelpha!

According to a report from Destructoid, studio founders Yann Robert, Franck Sauer and Yves Grolet have just finalised a deal with property owners Atari Europe SAS to regain the rights to Outcast. A statement from the group confirms that they “have started the revival of the franchise and will soon announce further developments."

After 14 years, we’re finally going to get to find out what happened after the events of the original Outcast, long after the regular sequel was canned when Appeal went under. An unofficial follow up, called Open Outcast, has been in development for several years, with the latest version now running on CryEngine 3 - maybe some of these dedicated programmers could be folded into the resurrected Appeal?

While this is great news for fans of the series, and fans of incredible action/adventure games in general, this is just an early announcement and there will likely be years of development time before we get to play the finished product. And we just can’t wait!

Grab the original Outcast from GOG.com for half price during the current summer sale, it works a treat and comes with a selection of extras. And why not check out the rest of our top 5 list of the best hidden gems on the service.

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