Last fall, on Halloween day, Red Barrels Games released a teaser trailer for Outlast, an indie survival horror game coming this year for the PC and PlayStation 4. The game is set in an asylum, which players will have to infiltrate and survive to uncover whatever mysterious goings-on are causing so much bloodshed.
This week, more than 10 minutes of Outlast gameplay has hit the internet. Instead of the action gaming that former survival horror franchises such as Dead Space and Resident Evil have been leaning toward in recent years, Outlast seems to live up to its namesake, making players fairly helpless. Running and heavy breathing seem to be the primary skills of the main character, similar to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which has popularized this brand of horror over the past few years.
The new gameplay footage teases a bit of the game’s story, and shows off some of the jump scares that are sure to populate the game. Between Outlast, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, and The Evil Within, it appears that real survival horror may finally be coming back to the West.