Outlast DLC ‘Whistleblower’ Due in April

Survival-horror title Outlast is getting a “final chapter” with a DLC pack known as “Whistleblower,” and we now know the DLC will be arriving in April for PC and Playstation 4.

According to a new post on developer Red Barrels’ website, Whistleblower will take place both before and after the events of Mount Massive Asylum that appear in the game. Players take on the role of a software engineer working at the asylum, who sends the tip to Outlast protagonist Miles Upshur that kicks off the full game’s story. Here’s the full description of the DLC’s scenario:

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, Waylon 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 Waylon’s anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive’s rotten core.

The Oct. 31 announcement for Whistleblower also noted that the DLC will encompass the massacre players see, albeit in aftermath, in Outlast. According to the new post, the DLC will be both a prequel and tell the story after Outlast proper’s end.

“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,” the post reads.

What isn’t included in this update are any of the fine details about the DLC — how long it will be, what it’ll cost, or what its exact release date will be. We’ve reached out to Red Barrels for more information. In the meantime, if you haven’t tried the game yet, you might want to bone up by reading our Outlast review and watch it instill terror in our Mitchell Saltzman during his playthrough.


Phil Hornshaw is deputy editor at Game Front. Read more of his work here, and follow him and Game Front on Twitter: @philhornshaw and @gamefrontcom.

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2 Comments on Outlast DLC ‘Whistleblower’ Due in April

Adam Clifton

On February 26, 2014 at 4:42 am

I haven’t bought a PS4 yet. Does this game come recommended when I do? I like survival horror but i’ve found a lot of the console ones in recent years haven’t hit the heights that PC ones have, relying too much on OTT violence and gore instead of real horror like Amnesia and Slenderman etc.

Phil Hornshaw

On February 26, 2014 at 7:13 am

@Adam Clifton

I rather like Outlast myself. It’s a PS4 game, but you can also play on PC if you’d prefer, but yeah, I recommend this one (if you have a Playstation Plus account, you can nab Outlast for free right now, even if you don’t have a PS4 yet). You mentioned Amnesia and Slenderman — it’s similar to both, with players fleeing and hiding rather than fighting back. Makes for an interesting experience.

For a little more depth, check out our review: http://www.gamefront.com/outlast-review-an-uncompromising-horror-vision/