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On Outcast's Future

Fans disappointed in word that the future of Outcast II is in serious doubt with developer Appeal embroiled in bankruptcy proceedings (story) can find encouragement in a post on Outcastii.net describing the possibility that Elsewhere Entertainment, formed a couple of years ago by one of the cofounders of Appeal, is considering Project Alpha, called "a conceptual 'continuation' of Outcast 1." On a similar topic, a post on Outcast2 - Das deutsche Portal (thanks Shacknews) by former Appeal designer Carlo Fabricatore, describes the shutdown of Appeal, offers apologies for the fate suffered by the Outcast II project, corroborating the reports on how all this played out, which has not yet been officially announced or confirmed.

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2. Outcast Aug 17, 2002, 17:24 Blackglass
 
Outcast was a breath of fresh air for me at the time, I still regularly revisit it. Appeal was a very approachable company as well, one of the team even sent me a new updated install disk as the DX8 (7?) problem wouldn't let me install it in WinME.

I was really looking forward to Outcast2, I had faith that they could pull off something special, sad news indeed. It sounds like an almost Thief3/ Looking Glass kind of story though, hope Elsewhere take up the challenge of spiritual successor.

 
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