Outlast: Whistleblower has been confirmed for April today, because the first Outlast just wasn't traumatic enough. Today, developer Red Barrels announced the release window, stating the DLC will be released for PC and PS4. As many of us have already guessed, Whistleblower will be a prequel for the most part. Interestingly enough, however, the events will actually overlap with those of Outlast, providing the "final chapter" in the Mount Massive Asylum story.
In the Whistleblower add-on, players step into the shoes of Waylon Park, a software engineer at Mount Massive. He also happens to be the guy who emailed journalists -- including Miles -- about the horrors at the asylum. During his tenure at the medical facility, he developed a severe distrust of the staff, eventually triggering the events of Outlast itself.
Here is what Red Barrels posted to their fans on the official Outlast Facebook:
The whole team here at Red Barrels is pleased to reveal that our first DLC, Outlast: Whisleblower, will be released this April for PC and PS4!
Whistleblower will let you play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world - including Miles - at the beginning of Outlast. Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son in Boulder thanks to strict security protocols, Weylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fueled Weylon's anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive's rotten core.
Although Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast, it will actually stretch past the events of the first game to show the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum's story.
See you in the asylum.
The RB team.
Regardless of when the DLC takes place, Outlast: Whistleblower will undoubtedly prove just as terrifying as the standalone game. Hell, it may even be scarier, considering Red Barrels now knows exactly what makes horror fans crap their pants. The studio first teased the upcoming DLC in October, for Halloween.
Guys, I'm scared. I think I need a hug.