The eerie atmospheric indie Outlast will be available on the PS4 next month as a free download for all PlayStation Plus subscribers.
In a recent Facebook post, Red Barrels revealed that their creepy horror-inducing indie will be made available on the PS4’s digital marketplace next month. PS Plus subscribers can download the game for free.
Outlast‘s dark overtones and distinct style make it a great addition to the PS4’s library, offering a nice change in the current pace of shooter-centric AAA releases. In the game, players take on the role of Miles Upshur, a journalist who’s investigating an insane asylum. Miles’ investigation soon turns into a battle for survival, as hellish terror is unleashed throughout the hallowed halls of the asylum, leaving players in a desperate struggle to outlast the horrors around them.
The game itself has been hailed and warmly acclaimed by critics, receiving praise from many publications and outlets. Outlast looks to be a major defining point in the genre itself, capitalizing on a number of creative and original elements while incorporating familiar sentiments to deliver an engaging, immersive experience.
Outlast originally released on PC back in September of last year, and its release next month will be its debut on consoles. It’s inclusion as a PS Plus title fills out the already varied catalog quite nicely; so far we’ve had Contrast‘s innovative free-roam platformer elements, Resogun‘s addicting bullet-hell shmup action and Don’t Starve‘s quirky open-world crafting to hold us over.
But Outlast looks to be a different animal altogether–one that stalks the shadows, and one that’s very hungry.
As for February’s PS3 offerings, it appears that Irrational’s epic reality-crossing shooter BioShock: Infinite and Metro: Last Light will be available for PS Plus subscribers. As always, a single PlayStation Plus subscription carries over across PS3, PS4 and the PS Vita handheld.
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Outlast will be available in February on PS4 as a free digital download for PS Plus owners, with BioShock: Infinite and Metro: Last Light offered on PS3. For more information be sure to visit the game’s official website.