Tag: Red Barrels
News No Updates on PS5, PS4 Versions of The Outlast Trials
No closer to a trial run
Outlast developer Red Barrels appears to be no closer to announcing PS5, PS4 versions of its multiplayer take on the series The Outlast Trials. The game is only confirmed for PC as of now — an online beta takes place in October — and the team's PR outlet is remaining tight-lipped on the possibility of any console...
News The Outlast Trials Adds More Unfortunate Subjects to the Terror
As previously teased, there’s a new Outlast title in development – and this one will feature co-op. While not a direct sequel, developer Red Barrels promises that this instalment is set in the same “thrilling universe”. The press release explains: “The Outlast Trials will allow players to face the horrors of the trials by...
News Outlast Devs Mark Halloween, PS Plus Announcement with Tease
Where freedom ends
Outlast 2 will be free with PlayStation Plus next week, and it looks like the timing isn’t a coincidence. Red Barrels, the developer of the survival horror series, has posted a cryptic tease on Twitter, showing two holding hands and the words, “Where freedom ends.” It added a caption on social media confirming that an...
Review Outlast II - A Harrowing Sequel That's Desperate to Shock
Trial and terror
Republished on Wednesday 30th October 2019: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. If the original Outlast is considered a somewhat crude exploration of mental health and the challenges that society faces in understanding it, then...
Interview Samuel Laflamme on Scoring Outlast II's Scares
Outlast II from Red Barrels is one of the most anticipated titles of the year. A follow-up to one of the best horror games we've had the chance to play, we got the chance to ask composer, Samuel Laflamme – who also scored Outlast, as well as the expansion, Whistleblower – a few questions about his process, how the soundscape for the...
News Outlast 2 Sprints from Danger 25th April on PS4
Alone in the dark
If last year was the year of deceased celebrities, then surely 2017 is the year of amazing video games. Everything seems to be exceeding expectations at the minute, and here's an opportunity for another hit: Outlast 2 releases on 25th April for the PlayStation 4. Red Barrels nonchalantly confirmed the date on Twitter moments ago,...
Push Scare Why You Should Brave Outlast on PS4 This Hallowe'en
Republished on Monday, 31st October 2016: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Thursday, 30th October 2014: Are you looking for a scary, thrilling, and extremely gory game to play this Hallowe'en? Do you want to scream, cry, and laugh in...
Hands On Looking Through the Viewfinder of Outlast 2's PS4 Demo
Well this is a pleasant surprise! We'd forgotten how much we enjoyed the original Outlast, but playing this hastily released demo for its sequel has brought all of those good memories flowing back. This sampler – deployed today on the European PlayStation Store – is set in a dingy rural village, where clearly there's some kind of...
Hands On Outlast 2 Scares Up Playable Demo at PAX East
Don't let the batteries run out
Horror game dev Red Barrels burst onto the console scene in 2014 with handheld camera horror game Outlast. For a first game, we were damn impressed with it. The subsequent expansion was equally impressive, and in the months that followed, the confirmation of a sequel made us downright giddy. So understandably, when...
News Outlast 2 Will Be Your Hallowe'en Game Next Year
Releases in Fall 2016 for PS4
After confirming last year in an interview with Bloody Disgusting that Outlast 2 was in development, Red Barrels has released an announcement trailer that gives a release date of Fall 2016. We can't infer much from said trailer, but it does show a burning cross, which could be attributed to the original Outlast's Father...
News Survival Horror Outlast Resurges with Spooky Sequel
Time to stock up on batteries
This particular editor got around to playing all of Outlast this week, and can testify that the terrifying thrills that it affords are real and often experienced while sneaking through Mount Massive Asylum's many horrors. That being said, it's a creepy coincidence that the developer confirmed this week that it's...
Review Outlast: Whistleblower (PlayStation 4)
Red Barrels’ excellent Outlast was one of the earlier PlayStation 4 indie releases, deploying at the start of the year to critical acclaim from many corners of the enthusiast press. Plotting a return to the survival horror format of old, the core campaign served up a tense survival horror affair that found you using a video camera to not only...
News Red Barrels Blows the Whistle on Outlast's PS4 Expansion Next Month
Loose lips slit wrists
PlayStation 4 frightfest Outlast is set to be re-energised by a new set of batteries next month, as developer Red Barrels has blown the whistle on the survival horror’s first major expansion pack. Dubbed, er, Whistleblower, the daunting add-on is due out on 6th May in North America and 7th May in Europe. “Have you got...
News Oh Boy, Petrifying PS4 Survival Horror Outlast Is Getting DLC
The horror never ends
If you fancy yourself a glutton for punishment, and you've access to an endless supply of clean undergarments, then we're delighted to inform you that utterly terrifying survival horror Outlast will be receiving downloadable content. Positioned as a prologue to the main story, the Whistleblower pack will see you playing as the...
Review Outlast (PlayStation 4)
Corpse on camera
Outlast is the first title from Red Barrels, a Canadian developer founded by industry veterans. It also happens to be an absolutely cracking debut. Originally released on the PC in September of last year, the survival horror has shuffled onto the PlayStation 4, where it’s available as a free PlayStation Plus download at the time...
News Gasp, Outlast Confirmed for February EU Instant Game Collection
The rumours were true
We've been keeping our eyes on Red Barrels' popular horror title Outlast for a long time now. Mostly in the hopes that our fearless leader Sammy Barker wouldn't force us to sit through the terrifying ordeal for a review, but also because of the glowing reception that the game received following its release on the PC. Most...
News Chew Your Nails Through Ten Minutes of Outlast Footage on PS4
Prepare to jump
Between the upcoming The Evil Within and Daylight, the PlayStation 4 is already shaping up to be a particularly petrifying haunted home for survival horror. Outlast – the upcoming scare ‘em up from Red Barrels – looks poised to add to that, serving up a terrifying first-person jaunt through an abandoned asylum. This gameplay...