Alone in the Dark Delayed to March 20th, 2024 to Avoid Crunch During the Holidays

Alone in the Dark, the reboot of the long running survival horror series, has seen another delay and will now release in March 2024 instead of next month.

Today, publisher THQ Nordic confirmed the game was delayed to March 20th for a very specific reason: to avoid crunch during the holidays for the development team at Pieces Interactive.

The year is coming to an end, and the Christmas Holidays are upon us. However, until today, it didn’t seem that way for Pieces Interactive, the team developing our upcoming survival-horror game, Alone in the Dark. With our initially planned release date in January 2024, the Christmas season would have been filled with stress and anything but a jolly time for them.

Therefore, THQ Nordic and Pieces Interactive have decided to give Alone in the Dark a new release date: March 20th, 2024.

The well-being of the teams is a top priority, and both companies want to avoid any potential crunch over the Christmas holidays. Furthermore, THQ Nordic and Pieces Interactive want to ensure that the game not only meets but exceeds the expectations of the community, especially with the outstanding performances of Hollywood stars David and Jodie as the main protagonists.

With so many developers forced to crunch to release games in often unreasonable release windows, it is nice to hear that some publishers truly care about the well-being of their development teams. In case you want to learn more about the return of the Alone in the Dark series, you can check out Chris’ preview.

While I didn’t get hands-on with Alone in the Dark, Pieces Interactive has said the right things to catch my interest. Bringing in pedigree like Mikael Hedberg and Guy Davis should help to push this game far and above the 2008 reboot and the utterly atrocious Alone in the Dark: Illumination. Initial impressions are certainly favourable, the hope being that Pieces can deliver on the promise.

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