Red Barrels’ absolutely terrifying first-person horror game Outlast is making the trek from PC to PlayStation 4 in February 2014, and the developer confirms that it will be a free download for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The game arrives in the PS Store on February 5 for Plus subscribers and non-subscribers alike. If you don’t pay the yearly fee for Sony’s increasingly valuable membership program – PC indie hit Don’t Starve is the PS4’s latest free game offering, FYI – you’ll have to pony up an unconfirmed amount of cash for Outlast. The game retails for $19.99 on Steam.
Outlast came to PC in September 2013, just in time for Halloween. It’s a first-person survival horror game that endeavors to keep you completely helpless and on the run for as long as you can bear to keep playing. The story follows journalist Miles Upshur as he ventures into a corporation-owned and -operated insane asylum on a dark and stormy night. Terrible things are going on inside the facility, and all sense of order is lost when a breakout occurs shortly before your arrival. You’ve got no weapons and no means to defend yourself. Just a camcorder with a night-vision feature. Not that you really want to see what’s going on in the Mount Massive Asylum’s dark places.
Outlast is a first-time effort for Red Barrels, but the team brings along a boatload of experience. The indie studio’s founders come from a AAA development background, with combined credits on a number of Ubisoft franchises – including Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, and Splinter Cell – as well as Naughty Dog’s Uncharted. The quality of the work done on Outlast speaks for itself, and PS4 users will get to find out firsthand in a few more weeks.