Veterans who used to work on AAA titles such Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell have decided to leave Ubisoft and start their own studio under the name “Red Barrels.”
The first project for the new studio is “Outlast,” a survival horror game that takes place in an abandoned asylum.
“There are already a lot of great games out there about terrifying monsters that eat brains; we want Outlast’s to be scary because you’ll know the enemies you face still have them,” Philippe Morin, one of the studio’s cofounders boasted.
Most of the development team have already participated in developing successful triple A titles. It is interesting to see what they’d produce when they free from upper management’s pressure.