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Outlast Out Today: Survival Horror on PS4

Philippe Morin's Avatar Posted by Co-Founder, Red Barrels

Hello gamers! I’m Philippe Morin, one of the co-founders of Red Barrels. Our first game, Outlast, is coming to PS4 today, and I’m excited to share that those of you who are PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download it completely for free.


Outlast itself is a survival-horror game created by a team of 11 people with one common goal: to scare the *bleep* out of you.

Here’s the story so far…

In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, the facility was recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation. Taking advantage of the Asylum’s history and remote location, they’ve been operating in strict secrecy. That is, they were until the reporter arrived.Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur has broken into the facility, and what he is about to discover inside will walk a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something entirely other. Trapped with nightmares old and new, his only hope of escape will lie with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.

So, in short, you’re a journalist who’s found himself in a very wrong place at the very wrong time. You can’t hope to defend yourself against the mutated patients of the asylum, so you have to sneak, run, and hide… or die. We’ve done our best to create a memorable roller-coaster ride, one that entertains, scares, and leaves you craving more.

Outlast on PS4

In fact, one of the most fun things about watching players make their way through Outlast has been watching the terrified looks on their faces, so we decided to step things up a notch. Newly added on PS4 is a difficulty level we call “insane.” If you feel brave enough to pick this mode, you’ll have very low health, very few batteries, no checkpoints, and no chance to save your game. It’s do or die. Survive or start again.

So here it is – turn off the lights, crank up the sound, and hold tight to your controller, because true horror is coming straight to your console today.

We can’t help if you end up needing new underwear, but if you’ve got any comments or questions please post them below or poke us on Twitter or Facebook. We hope you enjoy the game!

Add Your Own

veselm197 said:

February 4th, 10:14 am

@Se_7_eN I love video games I had a ps3 I’m just disappointed that the PS4’s no such thing as the ps3

mikeAnthony513 said:

February 4th, 10:19 am

I keep refreshing the ps store waiting for it ! so ready for play!

grimreefz said:

February 4th, 10:20 am

so what time? ive been looking all day – those ps people need ot buy clocks.

ahernan2013 said:

February 4th, 10:26 am

The Playstation Store Update is coming at
2PM for Pacific Time
4PM for Central Time
5PM for Eastern Time

These times will have outlast.
So if you live in these time zones, these are your updates.

ElektroDragon said:

February 4th, 10:26 am

Hopefully that logo is not the most frightening and uncomfortable thing about Outlast. Jeez does that bug out my eyes!!!

boydude7588 said:

February 4th, 10:33 am

I wish i had pacific time. I know that we’re waiting the same amount of time, But it wouldn’t feel like it

EvoAnubis said:

February 4th, 10:33 am

I’ve heard great things about this game. Looking forward to playing it tonight…with the lights on because I’m a wuss. :-)

NiCkNAck2k2 said:

February 4th, 10:35 am

Man I cant wait! And a big snowstorm is coming tonight, so I’ll have all day to play :D

crazeeavery said:

February 4th, 10:45 am

It’s not showing up as free for ps+

boomstickbhg said:

February 4th, 10:45 am

Dear Indie Devs:

Please stop making survival, horror, creepy, etc… games.

I want the PS4 to include other genres as well. Creepy Indie games is all we’ve been getting.

Thank you.

itscuzimwhite921 said:

February 4th, 10:48 am

I thought it was free for playstation plus members, it says Outlast for 19.99?

Mr_Mackwo said:

February 4th, 10:49 am

Can’t wait to play this today! It looks like a hybrid of Fatal Frame, Doom 3 (of course minus weapons) and Silent hill 4!

Mr_Mackwo said:

February 4th, 10:50 am

@61 You have to wait for the Playstation Store to update today…

skunkgp1 said:

February 4th, 10:51 am

Yeah, it’s not showing free for ps plus for me either, I was hoping I could get it from the spin store today so it would be downloaded for me when I get home from college.

itscuzimwhite921 said:

February 4th, 10:51 am

@63, thanks I forgot about the update and when I saw it I thought it updated but the price was 19.99

skunkgp1 said:

February 4th, 10:52 am

Ps store* stupid auto correct!

bxphenom7 said:

February 4th, 10:56 am

It’s there but without a free option for PS Plus subscribers.

Un0-0n3unique said:

February 4th, 11:10 am

What the point? People say it come out in the EU On Wednesday & Today in the US

ytirado1975 said:

February 4th, 11:10 am

Very Excited and Hyped For this Game!

Un0-0n3unique said:

February 4th, 11:16 am

Wait Never Mind + ahernan2013 :)

ResigningMonk said:

February 4th, 11:18 am

This is going to be fun but for some reason the game reminds me of fatal frame. If the only weapon is going to be a camera. I’m so not going to play it with my friend around cause he enjoys watching me play horror game. Friends right?

Almighty-Koz said:

February 4th, 11:19 am

Outlast is on my psn store right now at 2pm eastern but its not free lol

boydude7588 said:

February 4th, 11:20 am

I remember the same thing happened with Don’t Starve. When it’s first put on there, It’s not free, But a few minutes later when it updates, It becomes free

lisatsunami said:

February 4th, 11:23 am

Too scary for me to play but I’m going to look for live gameplay over the PS4 twitch app tonight.

Dareman1974 said:

February 4th, 11:24 am

Holy crap, your right…….it’s 20$!!! What’s up with that??

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iPocalyptic said:

February 4th, 11:25 am

And here I thought I was the only one experiencing this problem, I assume it’ll update in a bit and be free for PSplus subscribers. Either that or someone at sony will eventually realize someone ****** up… Patience is a virtue I need practice in anyway.

Myrddin28 said:

February 4th, 11:28 am

Thats what I’m seeing too, maybe it’ll change in a few hours, lets hope so!

zechs33 said:

February 4th, 11:31 am

OH NAY NAY!!!! I been looking forward to this game since I found out it was coming to the PS4.

TYruler50 said:

February 4th, 11:34 am

yeah kinda fishy that they uploaded the game but didn’t make it free for plus yet lol. hopefully no one fell for it

zechs33 said:

February 4th, 11:36 am

If they went ahead and paid and sony doesnt give them a refund or credit that just mufed up


February 4th, 11:37 am

is this suppose to be free?

Myrddin28 said:

February 4th, 11:38 am

@80 You don’t think a company would ‘accidentally’ put it up there for a fee, do ya? LOL

SmokeAdellic said:

February 4th, 11:42 am

Will it have 3D support?

tusunami said:

February 4th, 11:42 am

Glad i bought the 2yrs worth extra of PS Plus time on black frday. Who say PS Plus isn’t worth it, all these fantastic games in my library to play at will!!!!!!!!!

Ashdust said:

February 4th, 11:42 am

Any chance this game has 3D support?

D1rTyGHEt0KiDs said:

February 4th, 11:43 am

When will this be free for PS PLUS members? I was trying to download it today the 4th of February and it says that it costs $19.99???

JeRzYzFyNeSt said:

February 4th, 11:50 am

B4 the PSN store updates they put the free game out incase anyone wants to support the game by paying! Then later on they make it free with the store updating

skunkgp1 said:

February 4th, 11:51 am

I want this game! But I’m too broke….. :(


February 4th, 11:53 am

I found it in store and tried to download, but it why still needs to charge $19.99?
You guys better fix it shortly pls okay?

JeRzYzFyNeSt said:

February 4th, 11:53 am

@89 its a free game later on when the store updates. Free for the month of feb.

zechs33 said:

February 4th, 11:57 am

its free now. LET THE HORROR BEGIN!!!! right after it downloads

NiNGa_StyL3 said:

February 4th, 11:57 am

So excited, I can finally use my pulse headset too! <3

Notorious_Jae said:

February 4th, 12:00 pm

All these good ps plus games sony are giving are great and all but they should speak to my ISP comcast about this data cap of 300gb a month! :(

Emperiux said:

February 4th, 12:01 pm

I have just recently checked the PS store, Outlast is up, it currently show that it is a “free” download to us PS plus subscriber’s, but when I go to click download im brought to a screen that tell’s me that I must add funds to buy it, then to download it…WTH Sony!, what’s up with this. I’ve been literally waiting in my seat for this game to be released, to start playing only to be hyped up for “false-advertisement”

BrianMcGuinness said:

February 4th, 12:04 pm

I don’t even understand how some of you can even form a full thought.
Can you all just relax and wait for the store to update LIKE IT DOES EVERY SINGLE WEEK? Geez…

sergiodj3ix said:

February 4th, 12:11 pm

Outlast is free for playstation plus members, finally. But when you try to grab it, it says the Playstation Store is under maintenance.

Guess they’re just moving some sticks to get the thing up and running once and for all.

itscuzimwhite921 said:

February 4th, 12:14 pm

Got mine finally downloading. You just have to just keep trying and it will eventually go through!

dlhdav7 said:

February 4th, 12:17 pm

You guys must be new to PlayStation ! Lol ! You have to wait for the store to update !

gryffindor1028 said:

February 4th, 12:26 pm

holy ****! can’t wait to play this tonight. this game’s probably gonna scare the bejeezuz out of me. o_O

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