Horror game Outlast launching September 4

Survival horror title from Red Barrels launching on Steam this fall for $20; no word on PlayStation 4 version launch date.

Survival horror game Outlast will launch September 4 on Steam for $20, developer Red Barrels announced today. No release date was provided for the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

Outlast is set in the mountains of Colorado and focuses on journalist Miles Upshur. The writer breaks in to the Mount Massive Asylum to get the scoop on why it has been mysteriously reopened by a branch of a transnational corporation.

The game is the debut project from Red Barrels, which was founded last year by industry veterans who have worked on franchises like Army of Two, Assassin's Creed, and Uncharted.

For more on Outlast, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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staranise
staranise

get this its much more scary than slenderman and its cheap...although if the devs were going for survival horror then puzzles should`ve made the game a bit longer (could`ve added 2-4more hours IMO)

....the game can be finished in 2-3hrs, 4hours-to-finish tops if you don`t rush things and fight the game to try and explore

Goemons
Goemons

Play this useing the Rift

Fanible
Fanible

That entire video was a scripted sequence.  I'd be more interested if it was actual footage from the game play.

biggnol908
biggnol908

Hope this comes out for Xbox One.

nini200
nini200

I will be getting this game and I hope that there is no way to fight the monsters, just ways to outsmart them.

SipahSalar
SipahSalar

They should definitely change that breathing thing. The player should be allowed to be nervous on their own instead of the game telling him CONTINEOUSLY that the player is nervous by weird breathing.

Blackmon
Blackmon

Is this going to be that type of survival horror where you'll be chased by that "thing" all the time and you always have to keep running away and hiding non stop?  I hate those types because it doesn't let me explore on my own pace. 


Also, I'm a bit worried about the $20 price tag.  I hope it won't be too short.

4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

$20 for a new release? Is it a one hour game?

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

This looks awesome! but i have one problem with the trailer, when he steps in the puddle of blood, he doesnt leave any bloody footprints. im nit picking i know, but still this looks damn good!

xtraflossy
xtraflossy

I hate watching a commercial to watch a commercial.  

Common - 

sirscarecrow
sirscarecrow

I am too scared to play this game. So I´ll pass.

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

Alright..finally a release date. Can't wait to play it

ziqi92
ziqi92

I find the original trailer much scarier than the recent gameplay footage I saw.

ReadBio
ReadBio

I'll wait for a play-through, i'm not going to lie to myself.

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

So keen.

DanielDude97
DanielDude97

Who else saw PewDiePie play this game? xD

playniko69
playniko69

The level designers' are so freakin linear. "ooh horror game you say? I guess that means every corner from the ceiling to the floor should be covered in blood and guts and signs of conflict and struggle. Because it's a horror game you know?" Game these days have no fucking subtlety. 

bluepuppy82
bluepuppy82

When ever it get's released for the PS4, I'll pick it up.

diskotheque
diskotheque

I'll definitely be picking this up when it comes out. The "monster" shown here is a bit disappointing to me. His look doesn't terrify me at all... not in the way Amnesia's creatures did anyway, but hopefully there will be other "monster" types in the game as well.

Elann2008
Elann2008

I'm very excited for this one!  Can't wait!  Only $20.  Love this developer!

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

I can't wait for those moments when my balls go inside of my stomach in fear for their lives.

hateyourface
hateyourface

Oh, hellz yes I'll pay 20 bucks to play this game.

abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

More games like this. I liked amnesia but it was less cool when I realized the monsters follow scripted places and teleport around how stupid. Give the monsters AI and let them really chase you so each time you play its different.

Kooken58
Kooken58

@Fanible Pewdiepie has a 15 minute gameplay video, its just a demo though.

Kooken58
Kooken58

@4le_breVVer Welcome to PC gaming where good Indie Titles are actually a fair Price, instead of a full 60 dollar price tag for rehashed gameplay.

gladin09
gladin09

@4le_breVVer I'm guessing it will be around 6-10 hours long, fairly normal for a game like this to not charge full price.

hole2score
hole2score

@Zorine you know you and Jess wil have to do this in House of Horrors when it comes out, right? :)

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

@DanielDude97 I don't know who PewDiePie is other than the name and really don't care that he played the game.  Did you even spell his nickname right ?

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

@playniko69 You sound idiotic. Do some research before posting such an ignorant post. If you saw gameplay of this you'd know why this is considered a horror game.

playniko69
playniko69

@abnergoinbig @playniko69 Oh I'm sorry am I wrong? You clearly have never played real horror games. It's not all about blood okay? You dunce. Go play the first Resident Evil and Silent Hill, then come back and tell me otherwise. Thing is, you won't be able to. By the way the only research I need is on how blind you are. 

Gle4se
Gle4se

@playniko69 @abnergoinbig you know the blood isnt really the "thing" of this game. They called neurologist to help in representing fear, claustrophobia etc. troughout the game. They did great, and you only see one part of the asylum.