If you haven’t heard about Red Barrels and are a Ubisoft fan, you perhaps should have. A new, independent game studio, based in Montreal and founded by veterans from both Ubisoft and Naughty Dog, Red Barrels’ ranks are filled with talented individuals with a history for making good games. Their pitch?
“Single player downloadable games. Our vision is to create interactive experiences in
which the player goes on an emotional and unforgettable journey.”
With that said, here’s a look at their first , (hopefully) soon-to-be-released title – Outlast.
A horror game through-and-through, Outlast takes elements of real-life history and throws them together to make a consuming, fantastic experience seem more realistic. Sound familiar? As Miles Upshur, a journalist bent on uncovering the secrets of a transnational corporation, you get a tip about an asylum in Colorado. Looking for a story, you clearly getting far more than you bargained for.
Outlast looks to cling to the core concept of Frictional Games’ Amnesia franchise – that beastly things are a whole lot scarier when you don’t have a gun to end them with. The first-person survival game seems to involve a lot of running away, hiding, and eeking at gore.
As for when you can get your hands on a copy, Outlast is set to release for download on PC sometime this summer. Though, with the game having been developed on the Unreal Engine, Red Barrels has hinted at wanting to make the game “available to anyone who wants to play it.”
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