Red Barrels announced the release date for survival horror Outlast's first downloadable content today. Outlast: Whistleblower will be available on both PC and PS4 in a matter of days.
"Taking gamers back to Mount Massive Asylum, the hell on earth that over 2 million players explored in the first game, Outlast: Whistleblower will again challenge their sense of safety and comfort as they encounter firsthand the corporate conspiracies and deranged experiments that led to the blood-soaked halls original protagonist Miles Upshur faced," Red Barrels says of the DLC.
The playable character in the DLC is Waylon Park, the titular whistleblower. Park is a software engineer recently hired by Murkoff Corporation to work at Mount Massive. He's appalled by the company's horrifying experiments and decides to expose their wrongdoings to the world. His choice to email journalists like Miles Upshur directly sets up the plot of the main Outlast campaign.
Outlast: Whistleblower isn't a pure prequel, though. Red Barrels adds that the DLC actually "stretches past" the main campaign and gives players "the true final chapter in the story of the Mount Massive Asylum." That's great news for players who were either disappointed with the original ending or simply can't wait for a sequel. We'll see whether this new end truly gives closure or just raises additional questions.
The DLC will launch on May 6th for PS4 and PC according to the Outlast Facebook page. European PS4 owners will have to wait until the following day, though. The new content is priced at $8.99.
Outlast first debuted on the PC last September before spreading to the PS4 in early February. While many survival horror games these days are heavy on combat, Outlast bucks that trend. The player can't fight enemies at all. Instead, they have to run and hide from the inhabitants of Mount Massive. His only equipment is a video camera with night vision that he can use to see in dark areas in limited spurts.