Meet Red Barrels and their new game Outlast

There’s a new indie development team in town, and it’s called Red Barrels. The Montreal based team is primarily made of developers from Ubisoft, but many of them did stints working with other developers such as Naughty Dog. Insofar as the members’ résumés are concerned, collectively they’ve bought us games like Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Army of Two and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Those are some really great games, which means you’re allowed to be excited about this whole Red Barrels thing.

They’re making a game for PC. What’s that? Just PC? At the moment, that seems to be the case. They’re making a game called Outlast and it’s coming to Steam. The game is a survival horror set in an abandoned asylum in Colorado. Mount Massive Asylum has apparently been re-opened and used as a research institute by a company called Murkoff Corporation. You play a journalist called Miles Upshur, who breaks into the facility to find out what’s going on.

All of that pretty much ticks the correct boxes for a creepy as hell survival horror. There’s a reveal trailer after the jump; it’s looking pretty good, and totally unsettling. That’s a resounding “yes please” then.


Be sure to check out the indie team’s official website, or follow them on Twitter.