SAN FRANCISCO – July 24, 2013 – Red Barrels announced today that its darkest brainchild, survival horror experience Outlast, will be available on September 4, 2013 for digital download on Steam for $19.99. This game promises to be the most horrific game of 2013 and from what I have seen I might have to agree. I have not played the game, so I can’t give you hands on experience, but as a veteran of survival horror games I can spot the stinkers from a mile away. Outlast received great accolades and awards this past E3, even earning the honor of “Most Likely to Make you Faint.” After being ushered into a small black booth with nothing but a pair of headphones and a controller, white-knuckled attendees played the game for the first time. Soon they struggled to maintain their composure when faced with the frightening effects of Outlast’s immersive audio design. A design which creates the perfect blend of ambient noises and bone shaking tactics that leads up to the shocking truth of what lies inside Mount Massive Asylum. Outlast will keep you crying yourself to sleep for weeks after playing this amazing title.
For all you soon to be Playstation 4 owners, don’t fret. The folks at RedBarrels are reassuring us that the game will still be coming to PS4 in 2014, with no set date as of yet though.
The industry veterans at the ten-person indie studio Red Barrels have created a game that traps players in the uncomfortable space between fear and intrigue. In Outlast, players will take on the role of Miles Upshur, a reporter investigating an anonymous tip that something is amiss at Mount Massive Asylum. Miles ventures blindly into the asylum where a bloody crime scene forebodes a gruesome story to unravel. Players will be in for a true derangement of the senses this September, where fainting may be the only way to escape.
For more information about the studio and Outlast, please visit redbarrelsgames.com.
In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, has been operating in strict secrecy…until now.
Acting on a tip from an inside source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.