First-person survival horror game Outlast gets full trailer

Title from Naughty Dog, Ubisoft veterans set for release on PC in summer 2013

Most horror games pit players against terrifying but dim-witted foes. Is anybody really scared of mindless zombies and demons any more? Independent developer Red Barrels is looking to shake up the genre with its first-person horror game Outlast, and it has an in-engine trailer ready to share.

The REC/Quarantine-style footage gives a creepy introduction to the plight of Miles Upshur, an investigative reporter checking out a supposedly abandoned lunatic asylum owned by a shady corporation. While that trailer was fully scripted, the game already has a playable tech demo made to secure a grant from the Canadian government.

Red Barrels was founded by three ex-Ubisoft and Naughty Dog developers, whose credits include the Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, and Uncharted franchises. Outlast is their first project as a studio, and it's currently slated for release on Steam in summer 2013.