Introducing Outlast, A New Survival Horror Game from Industry Veterans

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A new IP called Outlast has been introduced, a game developers say will take survival horror to a whole new level. Press release, trailer inside.

Press Release:

Hell is an experiment you can’t survive in Outlast

New Independent Survival-Horror Title Coming to PC in 2013, Teaser Trailer Released

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 being 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.

Founded in Montreal by industry veterans from some of the biggest game franchises in history, including Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, and Uncharted, Red Barrels is an independent game studio focused on creating unforgettable single-player games. Outlast is their first title, a true survivalhorror experience which aims to show that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind. Outlast will be coming to PC digital download in 2013.

“There are already a lot of great games out there about terrifying monsters that eat brains; we want Outlast’s to be scary because you’ll know the enemies you face still have them,” said Philippe Morin, cofounder of Red Barrels.

“Our team has a lot of previous experience creating big, blockbuster games,” said co-founder David Chateauneuf. “We’re all really excited to see what kind of fear-based emotional rollercoaster we can build on our own!”

When asked for comment, a spokesperson for the Murkoff Corporation responded: “Murkoff does not comment on speculation and rumors, especially ones started by conspiracy theorists and urban myth chasers.”

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16 Comments on "Introducing Outlast, A New Survival Horror Game from Industry Veterans"

  1. Ghost250 October 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm -

    :O this game looks awesome i hope they bring it to consoles

  2. Ernice Gilbert October 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm -

    It definitely looks like something. Yeah – it’d be a wise move to bring it to consoles… Definitely.

  3. TheGrimOfDeath October 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm -

    Hey Ernice. The Playstation All-Stars Beta doesn’t work for me. Is says this content is not avaliable for use with your account. (C2-14298-4) I guess it’s for only PS users because it show the logo next to the download and it states it in the description in the page of PSN. *sigh* oh Sony you fuck tards

  4. rpatricky October 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm -

    I peed a little. Isn’t there a MMORPG Zombie game coming to the PC sometime soon? I saw a video a while back and it caught my eye, but I cannot remember the name.

  5. Ernice Gilbert October 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm -

    @Grim it’s for PS users until the 24th of this month. Then it opens up to all.

  6. Ernice Gilbert October 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm -

    @rpatricky: Bro, what’s up man? Yeah it does look good, and about that game – I’ll search.

  7. TheGrimOfDeath October 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm -

    @Ernice, they did announce saying that on 16 all PS Vita users could play the game in the PS Vita. The thing with the PS + was with the PS3.

  8. rpatricky October 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm -

    Just school, homework, tests, speeches, and some gaming here and there. Not much fun, but if it was easy, everybody would do it……… Well…….. Maybe not honey boo boo or her Momma Boo Boo. They just too fat n lazy.

  9. Christos Chatzisavvas October 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm -

    @Grim, I’m playing it on the Vita, though I’m PS … No way to see if they messed up indeed, since yeah, it was open for both parties.

    @Rpatricky, take a look at WarZ ;) I’ve been invited to the closed beta, which starts on the 21st I think. It’s a survival MMO, something like DayZ but MMO. Keep an eye out, I’ll write about it ;)

  10. rpatricky October 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm -

    @Christos i think that’s the one. I saw a video where people were playing it and 1 guy was up on an overpass talking to his buddy who was down by some warehouses or something. His buddy was spotting zombies while he scavenged stuff

  11. Ernice Gilbert October 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm -

    Yep, Christos is right. That’s the game .

  12. Ernice Gilbert October 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm -

    [email protected] Patrick, haha – you’re something else. LOL!

  13. nick October 18, 2012 at 4:54 am -

    sigh, another indie game!
    come on, when are we going to see the big budget epic horror game that took this industry by storm!?
    not downing on indies, not at all, but they always end up feeling like they could of been so much more.
    looks good so far, certainly got atmosphere!

  14. Ernice Gilbert October 18, 2012 at 6:22 am -

    Like Benzo said, the games industry is suffering because publishers won’t support a game if it’s not a shooter because they want to replicate COS’s success.

  15. nick October 18, 2012 at 7:05 am -

    cant exactly blame them though, recent horror games have not exactly been met with much enthusiasm and success.

  16. Ernice Gilbert October 18, 2012 at 8:33 am -

    And that’s why we shouldn’t be blaming developers when they only focus on certain genres. Like Benzo said, we don’t buy other games. I’m guilty of that to some extent.

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