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Outlast
Outlast

Genre: Survival-Horror
Developer: Red Barrels Games Official Site: http://www.redbarrelsgames.c...
Release Date:
4th September 2013
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Post by Eorl @ 09:14am 25/10/14 | 2 Comments
If you haven't had enough of the creep horror genre thanks to recent hit The Evil Within, indie developer Red Barrels Games has announced that you won't have to wait too long with the reveal of Outlast 2, sequel to 2013's horror hit.

In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, studio co-founder Philippe Morin explained that Red Barrels had decided to work on a sequel after realising it still had more horror stories to tell.

"After shipping the XB1 version of Outlast, we took some time to analyse our situation and we quickly realised we had at least another horror game in us," Morin said. "So, yes, we are working on Outlast 2.

"We're still a small indie studio (12 people), so we'll need a little bit of time to ship our next game, but hopefully it will be worth it."

The first game was set in the abandoned Mount Massive Asylum, but the sequel will focus on something different, Morin concluded.

"We have new ideas and themes we'd like to explore and we think we're cooking up something special."
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Post by Eorl @ 03:55pm 19/06/14 | 1 Comments
Red Barrels' previously released survival horror Outlast and its Whistleblower DLC have finally made their way to Microsoft's Xbox One console, appearing on the Xbox Games Store at a price point of $19.99 and $8.99 respectively.

The store does currently state that the game will be available come June 24th, it seems someone has hit the switch early allowing eager horror fans the chance to purchase the game and its DLC. Outlast, the story of which revolves around an independent journalist breaking into a repurposed mental asylum after receiving a tip-off, launched on Windows PC on September 4th and PlayStation 4 on February 5th.

Outlast's first DLC, Whistleblower, was first released on PC and PlayStation 4 in May. The DLC follows an anonymous tipster, a contract software engineer called Weylon Park, and focusses on the events leading up to the main game. The DLC also explores beyond the events of the first game to reveal the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum's story.

Find out more about Outlast in our original review of the game over here.
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Post by Dan @ 09:33am 30/04/14 | 0 Comments
Whistleblower, the first downloadable content expansion for horror game Outlast has been given a May 6 2014 release date on PC and PlayStation 4, with a new trailer offering a glimpse at some of the creepy you'll be facing this time around:
Whistleblower will let you play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world - including Miles - at the beginning of Outlast. Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son thanks to strict security protocols, Waylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fueled Waylon's anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive's rotten core.

Although Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast, it will actually stretch past the events of the first game to show the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum's story.
Developer Red Barrels has set pricing at US$8.99 for both platforms. Check out the video below.

Friday, 11 April 2014
Post by Eorl @ 02:19pm 11/04/14 | 0 Comments
Outlast's first piece of downloadable content, Whistleblower, has been delayed from its original April launch and will now be available in May, developer Red Barrels announced via its website.

Starting just before the events of the original game, Outlast: Whistleblower will take players on another horrifying journey through Mount Massive Asylum and into the depths of the human mind as they try to escape from the horrors within.

According to Polygon, co-founder Philippe Morin stated that the game's delay was due to "additional time to polish, mix the sound and debug. We felt it was worth it to enhance the experience."

Whistleblower will now be launch on May 7th for PC and PlayStation 4.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Post by Eorl @ 12:06pm 26/02/14 | 0 Comments
Red Barrels' spooky first-person horror title Outlast has divulged new information on its first single-player DLC, set to hit PC and PlayStation 4 come April. Starting just before the events of the original game, Outlast: Whistleblower will take players on another horrifying journey through Mount Massive Asylum and into the depths of the human mind as they try to escape from the horrors within.
Whistleblower will let you play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world - including Miles - at the beginning of Outlast. Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son in Boulder thanks to strict security protocols, Weylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fueled Weylon's anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive's rotten core.
The team also revealed through their new blog post that although Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast, it will actually stretch past the events of the first game to show the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum's story, so be ready for anything.

Screenshots and gameplay are still bare, but the developer has revealed a new concept art piece that is sure to chill your bones, which you can check out below. Outlast: Whistleblower will be available sometime in April for PC and PlayStation 4.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Post by Dan @ 11:20am 11/02/14 | 0 Comments
A few months on from its PC launch, indie survival horror game Outlast has now arrived on console with the PlayStation 4 offering now available for purchase. AusGamers resident horror game aficionado Dylan Burns packs a change of pants as he ventures into our latest review:
Outlast’s central pillar is its passive approach to play. You can’t fight back. In tense situations, your only options are to run and/or hide. All the while, you’re expected to do this with your trusty hand-held camera up to your eyes, to record every moment. The camera provides a conduit between the player and Outlast’s grimy, horrific world. Whenever it’s held up, the world becomes slightly grainy and surreal, even more so when you must enter pitch dark and turn on the camera’s night vision mode.
Find out whether those spare trousers were needed or not in this in-depth review.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Post by Eorl @ 03:52pm 14/01/14 | 0 Comments
The insane asylum horror game Outlast from indie developer Red Barrels will be frantically searching its way to the PlayStation 4 in February as the featured free game for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

The horror title was announced early by Red Barrels' Facebook post, ahead of the official PS Plus rundown. This is one title horror fans do not want to miss, which hit PC virtual shelves in September of last year, scaring the pants off anyone brave enough to face what is inside Mount Massive Asylum.

A tip to those mentally preparing; you'll want as many batteries as you can for your night-vision camera or else be ready to scream in the dark.
Friday, 1 November 2013
Post by Eorl @ 02:59pm 01/11/13 | 0 Comments
After being teased earlier this week, Spooky first-person horror title Outlast has announced more details on its first single-player DLC that are sure to make you squeal even more than the original.

Starting just before the events of the original game, Outlast: Whistleblower will take players on another horrifying journey through Mount Massive Asylum and into the depths of the human mind.
As the whistleblower whose anonymous tip brought original protagonist Miles Upshur to Mount Massive on one fateful night, you’ll encounter the experiments and abuse (conducted in the name of science, of course) that led to the asylum’s downfall – in fact, your encounter may be a bit too close for comfort… Explore the asylum minutes before the slaughter, then experience the outbreak firsthand. If you can survive, you’ll find new environments and meet terrifying new characters in another quest to uncover truths which were never meant to be revealed.
If you haven't yet picked up the title, something I can't blame you for considering how creepy it is, the game is currently on sale with a 33 percent discount. Those up to the task will also find that purchasing the game through the official website will nab you a DRM-free copy plus a Steam key and the soundtrack.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Post by Eorl @ 02:56pm 30/10/13 | 1 Comments
Spooky first-person horror title Outlast will be gaining a new DLC story containing a new protagonist and storyline, developer Red Barrel Studios revealed today.

According to the new press release, the game has sold well enough since its launch early last month that "that the team has started work on new downloadable content, with more details and a first look coming this Halloween." The new DLC promises to explore further into the abandoned asylum where the the game takes place, where players take on the role of a journalist investigating said asylum while trying to avoid the quite creepy residents.

If you haven't yet picked up the title, something I can't blame you for considering how creepy it is, the game is currently on sale with a 33 percent discount. Those up to the task will also find that purchasing the game through the official website will nab you a DRM-free copy plus a Steam key and the soundtrack.
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Post by Eorl @ 09:20am 05/09/13 | 26 Comments
Independent game development studio Red Barrels has today announced that their spooky horror title Outlast is now available on Steam for $19.99.
Outlast follows investigative journalist Miles Upshur as he explores Mount Massive Asylum with his trusty night-vision camera, hoping to break the story of his life. But his story – and his life – is quickly put in danger as he discovers a mystery that walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely…
If horror is your kind of genre then check out the launch trailer below which eagerly reminds us that just about anything is scary in an abandoned asylum.

“Outlast contains intense violence, gore, graphic sexual content, and strong language,” said Game Designer and Red Barrels Co-founder Philippe Morin. “Please enjoy!”

Thursday, 25 July 2013
Post by Eorl @ 01:58pm 25/07/13 | 0 Comments
VG247 are reporting that Outlast, the horror title taking place in a spooky abandoned asylum, will be releasing through Steam on PC come September. In development by Red Barrels, a new Canadian indie dev studio founded by several Ubisoft Montreal colleagues (of Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed, and Splinter Cell heritage), the project was announced last year as a "true survival-horror" game.
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.
The survival horror title will be launching for Steam on September 4th, at a price point of $19.99.

A PlayStation 4 version is currently in the works and will be released sometime in 2014.

Thursday, 18 October 2012
Post by Dan @ 11:11am 18/10/12 | 0 Comments
Red Barrels, a new Canadian indie dev studio founded by several Ubisoft Montreal colleagues (of Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed, and Splinter Cell heritage), has announced its first project, a "true survival-horror" game titled Outlast.
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.

“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, co-founder 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!”
Outlast is slated for a 2013 release as a PC digital download.