Red Barrels presents MEGA, Montreal’s Expo Gaming Arcade

The Red Barrels team is proud to be presenting the 2018 edition of MEGA, Montreal’s Expo Gaming Arcade, this November 9th to 11th in Montreal at the historic Bonsecours Market.

The event will take place over 3 days and is expected to welcome thousands of video game enthusiasts. Some of the highlights of the event include a multiplayer zone that will have on-site tournaments and contests, the Expo section that will feature exclusive new games ready to be played and the 4th annual Montreal Independent Games Festival Awards. Students and job seekers are also able to explore the educational and career opportunities that the Quebec video game industry has to offer at the various information kiosks.

If you happen to be in the Montreal area November 9th – 11th, come play games, meet recruiters, compete in tournaments and watch the best of the best compete in the Montreal Independent Games Festival Awards!

For more information please head to the official MEGA website. We look forward to seeing you there!



Outlast 2 now available on the Nintendo Switch and Story Mode Launch.

Our team is excited to announce that Outlast 2 has joined the rest of the universe on the Nintendo Switch.

That’s not all… today we are launching Story Mode which will allow you to experience Outlast 2 with minimal challenges, fewer enemy encounters, and more breathing room to fully immerse yourself in Blake’s struggle.

Available today on all platforms.


Status Update

It’s time for a little status update from us.

First off, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of you that have bought Outlast 2 and have been supporting the studio for more than 5 years now. Red Barrels was nothing more than a dream, but with a lot of blood, sweat and beers it has now become a small, fully independent studio with a kickass team who can work miracles.

We strive to create unique experiences and take risks. Hopefully, we’ll manage to entertain you for years to come.

About the future, many of you have been requesting a DLC. While the first Outlast was made with the idea of a DLC in mind, that was not the case for Outlast 2. We’ve considered many options, but none of them felt appropriate for a DLC. Outlast 2 was created to make you feel like a rat in a maze, without any knowledge of what’s outside the maze.

We will, at some point, make an Outlast 3 and answers will be given. You can also check out The Murkoff Account’s epilogue. It takes places right after the events of the second game and offers some insight into the events in the game. (

Currently, we’re working on something a lot of you have been asking for… It won’t be a sequel to Outlast or Outlast 2, but it will be a distinct experience set in the Outlast universe. We can’t say more right now, we first need to make sure we can make it work. Like I mentioned, we strive to be risk-takers and this one is a pretty big challenge. If all goes well, we’ll soon be able to reveal more.

In the meantime, the Outlast franchise will be released on the Nintendo Switch during the first quarter of 2018.


The Red Barrels Team


Outlast 2 Releasing April 25th

We are happy to announce that Outlast 2 will be releasing digitally on April 25th across PC, XBOX One and Playstation 4.

Alongside the digital launch, Outlast Trinity, a physical collection of the Outlast series will be available for console users.

Physical Announcement

The Murkoff Account Issues 3 & 4 Now Available

Have you ever wondered who some of Outlast’s characters were before the events at Mount Massive?


Find out more about Billy Hope’s past and what happened to Miles Upshur in The Murkoff Account, the official Outlast comic from writer JT Petty and artist The Black Frog.

Issues 3 & 4 available to read and download for free right here.

Wondering what will happen in issue 5? Join the forum and theorize with the community!

Outlast 2 Underscares Now on Kickstarter


You shat, we listened.

We’re excited to announce that Underscares, the Outlast 2 companion diaper inspired by the Outlast community, is now on Kickstarter and we need your help to make it a reality.

Back the project to get your hands on Kickstarter on this piece of exclusive (and absorbant) merchandise and your Outlast 2 Steam key.