Outbreak: Endless Nightmares arrives on next-gen and current-gen consoles, along with Steam on May 19.
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares takes full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles to deliver a new roguelike twist on the Outbreak series’ trademark survival horror gameplay. Replayability is boosted through increasingly challenging, semi-procedurally generated “anomalies” filled with items, lore, puzzles, and blood-starved fiends.
“Running at 4K and up to 60fps on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, Outbreak: Endless Nightmares features mo-cap animations for the first time in the series. Real-time lighting and shadows (including multi-layered VFX for gore and explosions) and incredibly detailed textures make it the most polished Outbreak yet,” the developers say.
What else to expect
Here’s what you can expect according to the developers:
At the beginning of Outbreak: Endless Nightmares, you find yourself trapped within what remains of the Arzt Memorial Hospital. This becomes a central Hub – a safe zone where you can organize your inventory and storage cache, level up your character(s) … or just to take a breather before venturing out into the world again.
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares delivers extreme replayability by offering multiple character options – each with their own abilities, upgrade paths, and more. Explore, scavenge for supplies, uncover clues, and fight your way through the anomalies – each consisting of semi-procedurally generated instances where both the environment and the undead are out to kill you!
In true roguelike fashion, things get more difficult each time you enter an anomaly. You’ll need to think carefully about which weapons, healing items, and other supplies you’ll bring along for the journey: If you’re lucky, you may find storage caches that give you access to your expanded inventory – and offer an opportunity to restock. But it’s up to you to scour the environment for supplies.
There’s more to discover in the world other than murderous zombie hordes: Find the journals scattered about to learn more about the original outbreak – and ultimately where to find refuge! But don’t think death can save you: Every time you die, you’ll awake trapped in the Hub – a nexus between Life and Death.
Pre-orders are open now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X via the Microsoft Store, Nintendo eShop, and PC via Steam. They have not yet opened on the PlayStation Store. It retails for $19.99.