Outlast, the first title being released by newly founded Red Barrels, is set to release for PC digital download come summer of 2013. Players take the role of a journalist named Miles Upshur. Miles had received a tip from an inside source, and decided to take advantage of this opportunity. Breaking into Mount Massive Asylum, previously a home for the mentally ill, Miles discovers the horrors within.
This asylum had been re-opened recently by Murkoff Corporation, who had been conducting experiments secretly. The player must confront these experiments and try to escape while also uncovering what this corporation has been doing.
Red Barrels is a new company, but has many veteran employees from companies such as Ubisoft and Naughty Dog. They hope that this game will provide an enjoyable experience for those out there that enjoy the survival horror genre.