Last fall, just in time for Halloween, developer Red Barrels teased a new first-person survival horror game called Outlast. The trailer showed that players can expect to have little but their trusty nigh-vision camera to navigate dark hallways and evade some type of humanoid creatures, who can drag them to their deaths.
It isn't quite Halloween, but Outlast is now out for PC. For $20 on Steam, players can immerse themselves in the trials of a journalist named Miles Upshur. With nothing but a camcorder, players will have to brave the halls of a former asylum, now a failed medical research facility for a shady corporation. The game's developers are unapologetic about its extremely graphic content.
“Outlast contains intense violence, gore, graphic sexual content, and strong language,” said Philippe Morin, co-founder of Red Barrels. “Please enjoy!”
The game, obviously, takes inspiration from popular survival horror franchises such as Resident Evil and Amnesia. While the story may be nothing particularly new for the horror genre, the atmosphere should be enough to tide survival horror fans over until the release of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs next week.
Outlast has also been announced as a PlayStation 4 title, scheduled for release sometime early next year.