Outcast: Second Contact Makes First Contact

Posted on 13 Aug 2016 by
David Pink

Bigben Interactive and Appeal Studios have delivered some beautiful screenshots, giving us our first look of their upcoming revival remake of one of the earliest open-world PC action-adventure titles with Outcast: Second Contact. Outcast originated from 1999 and was a critically acclaimed, and much beloved open-world PC game. Hailed by many for its innovative gameplay and outstanding visuals, it comes to no surprise that many gamers are eager to jump back into this classic franchise, especially since the sequel never got to see the light of day back in 2001. Players did get a chance to replay Outcast when it was re-released digitally for modern PC’s back in 2010, sadly it was only a patched re-release and not a complete remastering like Second Contact is.

It’s been 17 years since the original Outcast hit the streets, this time around players will be treated to a completely built from the ground up proper remastering, filled to the brim with all the bells and whistles of modern gaming. This wonderfully immersive futuristic exploration game comes with cutting-edge visuals and completely overhauled controls, so fans, both new and old, can dive back into Planet Adelpha’s gorgeous landscapes and uncover its many secrets. I will admit that, sadly, I never had the chance to try out the original Outcast back in 99’ and by the time the re-release came around, it was terribly outdated and would have been hard for me to enjoy. This time, with a proper remaster and gorgeous visuals, I’ll be sure to take this baby for a test drive when it rolls off the showroom floor come March 2017.

Official Press Release

Lesquin, August 12th, 2016Bigben and Appeal Studio have unveiled the very first screenshots of OUTCAST – Second Contact, the remake of the cult PC game Outcast, a pioneer in the history of open-world video games. This expanded version in full HD of the 1999 adventure game, highly anticipated by fans of the genre, will be available in March 2017 on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

A fantastic and futuristic adventure, Outcast uses cutting-edge graphics and reworked controls for optimum immersion. As Cutter Slade, players can dive into the extraordinary landscapes of planet Adelpha in an attempt to pierce its secrets in order to prevent a terrible catastrophe… and along the way will uncover many things that will even surprise fans of the original.

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

Outcast has been hailed by critics and received numerous awards for the quality of its graphics and innovative gameplay, and is a milestone in the history of video games. The franchise will celebrate its return in March 2017 on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.


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