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  Outbreak: Endless Nightmares Boasts Overhauled 1st/3rd-Person Views, Faster Loading & Better Graphics Across All Supported Platforms
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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Aug. 3, 2021 – Outbreak: Endless Nightmares developer Dead Drop Studios has a small hit on its hands with almost three times more sales at launch than any Outbreak titles in the past! And thanks to the community, the studio was able to overhaul all major game systems immediately after launch—making Outbreak: Endless Nightmares the most polished Outbreak title yet.

For starters, the game now features revamped 1st and 3rd person views that feature free look, strafing, precision aiming, and more – a welcome addition for those used to aiming with the right analog stick. Performance optimizations were conducted across the board—drastically improving loading times on current-gen consoles (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4) and also delivering silky-smooth frame rates on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5. Finally, visual and sound effects are now more punchy and realistic—fully delivering the operatic carnage the Outbreak series is known for.

Physical Release on Limited Run Games

Fans of the series can now pre-order a special physical edition containing the first five Outbreak titles from Limited Run Games! The bundle contains the PS4 versions of Outbreak: Epidemic, Outbreak: Lost Hope, Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles, Outbreak: The New Nightmare, and the original Outbreak. (All games also run on PS5.) It’s the perfect opportunity to own a little piece of indie survival horror history—and hopefully lead to other console platforms in the future!

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares – 3 Months Later

  • Every single improvement was driven by community feedback.

  • First- and third-person views now feature free look, strafing, and precision aiming.

  • First-person mode now also allows players to better see both weapon and player models during gameplay.

  • Frame rates, load times, and visual fidelity improved across all supported platforms.

  • Gameplay balancing (including combat, puzzles, UI, controls and more) adjusted based on community suggestions.

  • VFX updated to deliver more realistic gore and explosions.

  • Significant improvements to co-op gameplay—including balancing, bug fixes and much, much more!

Major Content Expansions (due in 2022)

  • Susurrations of the Nexus: The ghouls of the Nexus conjure new nightmares based on prior events in the Outbreak series.

  • Vivification of the Apocalypse: The next chapter in Lydia’s story after the events of Outbreak: Endless Nightmares.

Pricing & Availability

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares and other games in the Outbreak series are now on sale in a number of different stores:



Discount (%)

Sale Dates


Endless Nightmares

Epidemic Lost Hope

The Nightmare Chronicles

The New Nightmare






50% 50%

Ends August 17, 2021


Endless Nightmares

Complete Collection (all 6 titles) The New Nightmare (PS5 only)




Ends August 18, 2021

Xbox (Gold only)

Endless Nightmares

Complete Collection (all 6 titles)

25% 30%

Ends August 10, 2021


Endless Nightmares

Epidemic Lost Hope

The Nightmare Chronicles

The New Nightmare

Outbreak (EU/AU) Outbreak (NA)

25% 50%






Ends August 23, 2021

Ends August 23, 2021

Ends August 11, 2021

Limited Run Games:

The Outbreak Collection (which includes the first 5 games in the series) can now be pre-ordered from Limited Run Games:

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PlayStation Store (PS4):

Microsoft Store (Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One):

Nintendo Game Store (Switch):

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About Dead Drop Studios

Founded by Connecticut-based engineer and game developer Evan Wolbach, Dead Drop Studios creates survival horror games inspired by hardcore, unforgiving gameplay mechanics. In addition to Outbreak: Endless Nightmares, the studio has released five titles in the Outbreak series on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. The Outbreak series returns to the roots of survival horror while adding unique twists such as co-op multiplayer and multiple points-of-view. Dead Drop Studios is on a mission to breathe life into the survival-horror genre. To learn more about Dead Drop Studios and Outbreak: Endless Nightmares, please visit


Media Contact

Luis Levy


Novy PR for Dead Drop Studios

[email protected]