I don’t usually celebrate game delays, but another day without having to play Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a day without a potential heart attack in my life.
My chest problems have been pushed back a few months, as Frictional Games reveals another delay for its collaboration with Dear Esther developer thechineseroom, a follow-up to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The game’s now set for Q2--April through June.
“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,” said the company in a blog post. “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.”
It’s not short? Great.
The reason Frictional Games isn't developing A Machine for Pigs itself, by the way, it because the studio's working on something new in the horror department.