Thanks to the folks at Joystiq for pointing out this horror game trailer. Outlast is a first-person horror game (yes, the third one today) made by independent studio Red Barrels. The studio is composed of people who worked on high production games like Uncharted, Prince of Persia, and Splinter Cell, so it’ll be interesting to see what they bring to the burgeoning FPH genre. Check it out here:
Though the footage may be in-engine, it’s clearly a choreographed sequenced that doesn’t have that jittery mouse-look that indicates a real human is playing. Also, in contrast to the earlier Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs and Routine trailers, Outlast seems more inclined to action in the midst of atmosphere instead of making atmosphere the main draw. Consequently, the tension is diminished- though there’s definitely still some there- but it may be a neat twist to a style of game that’s quickly gained conventions.
Aside from 2013, the only other release detail we have for Outlast is that it’s coming to digital download services on PC.