Earlier this morning, Frictional Games released a memo stating that they had received thechineseroom’s final version of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, the sequel to the wildly popular survival horror title Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Though the game still needs to be tested, Frictional is confident that it will be released within the second quarter of 2013.
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs was originally slated for an October 2012 release, though it quietly missed its launch. Members of thechineseroom updated their fanbase frequently via Twitter, though details about the game’s production were left vague. Today’s update, which can be found here on Frictional’s website, helped clarify a few things regarding this delay.
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.
Details regarding the game’s exact release date, PC requirements, and pricing will come at a later date. For now, horror fans can rejoice in knowing that Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will be terrifying them soon.