Alone in the Dark has been delayed to January 2024. Pieces Interactive didn’t want it to conflict with the other big games releasing within the same month.
The game was originally set to launch on 25 October but will now launch on 16 January instead. So instead of going up against Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage and Alan Wake II, Alone in the Dark will now compete against Tekken 8 and possibly Final Fantasy VII Rebirth which is rumoured to launch in January.
The statement says that the delay serves two purposes. Firstly, to allow the team more time with Alone in the Dark and to polish up the experience. Secondly, it will also give the October madness its time to shine. Although, I highly doubt Alone in the Dark was going to outsell the likes of Alan Wake II and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. It might have just drowned between them.
“Our intention is to avoid competing with the wake of Alan’s epic release and to evade the dazzling skyline of cities adorned by the graceful swings of Spider-Man,” Pieces writes. “We aim to truly remain as Alone in the Dark as possible. To honor this, the spine-chilling horror game has been rescheduled to unveil its horrors on January 16th, 2024. This extension will serve a dual purpose: not only will it permit us to meticulously perfect the gaming experience, but it will also grant us the opportunity to fully immerse ourselves in the remarkable releases of October.”
Pieces Interactive released a new trailer showing off David Harbour’s character, Edward Carnby a while back that showed off the motion capture.
In case you missed it, there’s also a free demo for Alone in the Dark to download and play ahead of the launch next year. It acts as the game’s prologue chapter leading up to the story. Alone in the Dark launches on 16 January for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.