Even before watching this trailer for Outlast, I was happy on the basis that more independent designers are trying their hand at survival horror. This is currently in development at Montreal-based Red Barrels, a studio made up of people who worked on the Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed, and Splinter Cell franchises.
The video itself doesn't unveil too much yet, though the prospect of wielding a camera instead of a gun has me optimistic. Outlast takes place inside of Mount Massive Asylum, which, yeah -- if this game is legitimately scary, that's going to be embarrassing for us. Another trailer is planned for Halloween, while the full game is due out digitally on PC in 2013.
If you're looking for new stuff to play and aren't afraid of digging a little deeper to find less mainstream titles, now is a particularly good time to own a PC, especially for this genre. Let's hope Outlast can join the ranks of recent horror hits.
|5:00 PM on 03.24.2013|
PAX: Outlast gave me a damn good fright
Demoing a survival horror game or even any game that relies on sound and atmosphere is really hard at a convention. The bright lights and the noise make immersing yourself a struggle, so the guys at Red Barrel were grinning w...more
|10:00 PM on 10.31.2012|
Horror game Outlast gets a more extensive trailer
First-person survival horror game Outlast grabbed our attention recently with a short teaser video which showed its asylum setting and emphasis on the "survival" part of the genre. Today, as promised, there's a four-minute t...more
|3:00 PM on 06.14.2013|
Sony executive loves Demon's Souls and wants to see more
Sony "dropped the ball" with Demon's Souls, SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confessed to Polygon. After co-developing the acclaimed PlayStation 3 title with From Software, Sony declined to publish the game in w...more
|6:34 AM on 06.13.2013|
Check out this brutal The Evil Within gameplay
God, I'm looking forward to The Evil Within. Shinji Mikami, back doing horror, and backed by one of the few publishers with enough balls left to not stick cravenly to focus-tested sludge. Couldn't be happier with that. Unpre...more
|7:15 PM on 06.12.2013|
Daylight uses PlayStation Eye to photograph you scared
Daylight is the psychological horror title developed by Zombie Studios (and published by Atlus) that will be hitting PlayStation 4 and PC in 2014. After some hands-on time, I can honestly say that the game really did manage t...more