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Outlast indie survival horror game coming to PC next year

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Red Barrels Games' survival horror title Outlast is coming to Steam next year, the indie developer announced today alongside the release of the game's first trailer.

The game follows an independent journalist as he breaks into a recently-repurposed mental asylum after receiving a mysterious tip. He must uncover the nature of the events brewing inside its walls if he hopes to survive them and escape.

The team at Red Barrels includes industry veterans who have worked on several larger series, including Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, and Uncharted. The studio will focus on developing single-player experiences, with Outlast being its first endeavor.

"There are already a lot of great games out there about terrifying monsters that eat brains; we want Outlast's to be scary because you'll know the enemies you face still have them," Red Barrels co-founder Philippe Morin said in a press release.

The company teased its next announcement for October 31st at 11 p.m. ET, hinting at the release of documentary-style footage showing the game's unfortunate journalist as he enters the asylum for the first time. Check out the announcement trailer above for an eerie first look at Outlast.