So, you could be playing other games; the choices are endless, but if you have decided to play The Outlast Trials, you better prepare your amygdala for what is about to come next. Since you have clicked on this article, we are assuming that you know a thing or two about the game. But if you are completely new to the series, then The Outlast Trials is a game where survival is key in an environment where enemies are ruthless and can incline to kill you at every breath. Perhaps, the overall art style, lighting, music direction, and a host of other things give the game the horror feel that it is best known for. The first game had every player’s spines chilling and wanting more. Now the next entry, The Outlast Trials, has been released to instill even more fear, albeit in early access. But there seems to be a small group of players who feel squeamish about the amount of gore in the game. Naturally, they are looking to tone it down a bit. If you too are one of those snowflakes (just kidding), then this is just the article for you.
Now, we here at Digistatement understand that gore takes on an unsettling artistry within The Outlast Trials. Entrails, like gory tapestries, adorn the corridors. Bodies, contorted and broken, lay strewn across the floor, their twisted forms making the players sick with discomfort. Echoes of agonized screams reverberated through the desolate halls, etching nightmares into the minds of the players. At first, the shock value may make the game intriguing, but over time, players may grow out of it and even find it all a bit distasteful. For those players, the next logical step is to try to turn off the gore in the game. But is it possible? Keep reading to learn more.
The Outlast Trials: How to Reduce Gore
The over-the-top gore-filled visuals and imagery in The Outlast Trials have divided the fan base. While there are a majority of players inclined toward the “if you cannot take the heat, get out of the kitchen” philosophy with the presence of gore in the game, there is a small group of players who claim that gore elements make them nauseous, especially in long gaming sessions. But it looks like the developers are siding with the majority here, as the option to reduce gore is simply not present in The Outlast Trials, at least not while it is in early access. It makes sense from the developers’ point of view because the horror, gore, and shock elements are what give the Outlast games their identity.
To have Outlast without gore will be like having GTA without the ability to drive over pedestrians. Is it questionable? Undoubtedly yes! But will GTA be fun if the developers decide to add an option to toggle this aspect of the game on or off? Well, we all know the answer. The point is that Outlast games are known for their horror and gore elements; one would even say that it is their USP. So it would not make sense for the developers to compromise on it just to please a small group of players.
But again, the game is still in early access, and the ultimate objective of any game developer and publisher studio is to keep their fans happy. So, maybe enough requests from players will persuade the developers to add an option to turn off gore in the game, or at least reduce its intensity. But that is highly unlikely and, moreover, just speculation from our side, so don’t forget to take this information with a pinch of salt.
Anyway, that is all the information we have on the availability of an option to toggle gore On/Off in The Outlast Trials. We hope this guide was helpful. For more reads like this, keep checking Digistatement, and before you leave, check out this article to learn how to change FOV in the game.