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.

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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.

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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

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

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Goemons

Play this useing the Rift

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vadagar1

@Goemons awwww yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Fanible

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

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Kooken58

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

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biggnol908

Hope this comes out for Xbox One.

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nini200

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

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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.

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nini200

@SipahSalar This could be a perfect use for the Vitality Sensor

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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.

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4le_breVVer

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

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Goemons

@4le_breVVer Just cant please some people pissing&moaning.

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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.

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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.

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4le_breVVer

@gladin09 @4le_breVVer thanks. What other horror games have been 20 dollars new?

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kingnothing47

@4le_breVVer @gladin09 Deadly premonition

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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!

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Goemons

@sensesfail99 Like i said people still piss&moan.

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BrainFart01

@Goemons and so are you when you keep saying that

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KinBladez

@BrainFart01 @Goemons yup pissing and moaning about pissing and moaning. Pissception?


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xtraflossy

I hate watching a commercial to watch a commercial.

Common -

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4le_breVVer

@xtraflossy adblock for your browser.

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sirscarecrow

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

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Simplythebest12

Not bad

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LalchandTudu

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

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ziqi92

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

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ReadBio

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

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Goemons

@ReadBio FUKTARD!

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Zorine

So keen.

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hole2score

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

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abnergoinbig

I can't wait to play this on the PS4.

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DanielDude97

Who else saw PewDiePie play this game? xD

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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 ?

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abnergoinbig

@DanielDude97 The same demo that everyone else played months before? I did lol.

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TheOnlyConan

Way too linear.


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DeViLzzz

@TheOnlyConan Hopefully we will see less and less linear games in the future.

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Gargus

Its going to be included for PS+ subscribers on the PS4 so Im just waiting for it on there.

http://mashable.com/2013/06/17/outlast-playstation-4/

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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.

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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.

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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.

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kingnothing47

@playniko69 @Gle4se @abnergoinbig Let's hope it goes for the subtle kind of horror, as good as doom 3 was as a shooter it flopped as a horror game. The same goes for every new iteration of FEAR

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playniko69

@Gle4se @playniko69 @abnergoinbig Then a shitty trailer I must say.

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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.

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bluepuppy82

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

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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.

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JeremyPhi86

Sweet this game looks scary as heck

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Elann2008

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

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WheelerJared

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

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hateyourface

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