The sequel to the immensely terrifying Amnesia: The Dark Descent has unfortunately been delayed until sometime in the second quarter of 2013. In a recent post from Frictional Games, the future of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is outlined, as well as the project’s current status. Check out the full update below.
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs reached a major milestone last week, when thechineseroom sent us their final version of the game, representing over a year’s worth of hard work. But don’t get too excited just yet!
Some work is still left to be done. We are testing, tweaking, optimizing, porting, translating and all those things that are part of the process of creating and releasing a game. Currently we are looking at a release around Q2 2013.
How come a game meant for Halloween 2012 has been delayed for so long? Originally we thought it would be a short, experimental game set in the universe of Amnesia, but thechineseroom had a vision that was bigger than that. As their work progressed, the potential for a much greater project emerged. What we ended up with is no longer what we had first imagined, but a fully fledged Amnesia game. A different kind of Amnesia, but definitely not a short experiment.
More information on the game, pricing, requirements, availability and so forth coming at a later date. Stay tuned as we wrap things up!
Originally scheduled to release around Halloween 2012, A Machine for Pigs has seen quite a few delays, but these new tidbits are encouraging. Since the final product is essentially finished, we’ll hopefully get more in-depth information during the coming weeks. Frictional Games has taken on the role of publisher for the sequel, with thechineseroom taking the reigns as developer. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is currently scheduled to release for PC and Mac.
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