The first game by new studio Red Barrels will be playable at the Indie MEGABOOTH at PAX East.
Outlast first showed up a few months back with an impressively scary trailer. It’s the first game from Red Barrels, a studio of former Ubisoft and Naughty Dog employees whose previous work includes the Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell and Uncharted series.
It takes place in the mountains of Colorado. A freelance journalist named Miles Upshur follows a tip to the previously closed but recently re-opened Mount Massive Asylum, a long abandoned home for the mentally ill. Judging from the trailer, what he finds inside isn’t exactly pretty.
Since the release of the trailer details on the game have been pretty light apart from a release window of this summer on PC digital download services. Thankfully that radio silence is about to end at PAX East, where it was recently announced that players will be able to get their hands on the game during the event. Outlast will be available at the Indie MEGABOOTH (their caps for emphasis, not mine.)
“We got a huge amount of fantastic, positive feedback when we unveiled Outlast a few months back, so we knew we wanted to provide gamers with a chance to play it as soon as possible,” said Red Barrels co-founder David Chateauneuf in the press release. “I can’t wait to watch people take their first steps in Mount Massive.”
If you’re going to PAX East and have an interest in horror, I highly recommend you go check out Outlast. If you won’t be able to make it, just hold a controller and pretend you’re playing while you watch the trailer below. I’m sure it’s almost like the same thing.