Resident Evil and Silent Hill may be circling the drain, but survival horror is far from dead. Today Montreal-based indie developer Red Barrels dropped an extended trailer for their inaugural effort, Outlast, a horror title styled after fellow indie darling, Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Joystiq caught up with the studio’s co-founders Philippe Morin and David Chateauneuf to shed some light on what their first effort is all about. Rather than focus on combat, Morin said they’ll be borrowing from Frictional Games’ 2010 hit with exciting chase sequences and “run and hide” gameplay. The former Ubisoft developer says that combat is kept to a bare minimum, insisting that action elements compromise a horror title’s frightening atmosphere.
Outlast is looking pretty terrifying thus far. Looks as if we’ll be spending plenty of time hiding beneath the covers when it hits PC in 2013.