Originally scheduled for an October 2023 release, the reboot of Alone in the Dark from developer Pieces Interactive and publisher THQ Nordic was delayed until January of the following year to avoid a clash with other major games coming out around its original release date. However, with just over a month to go until launch, the survival horror title has once again been delayed.
In an update published on THQ Nordic’s website, it has been announced that Alone in the Dark will now be released a few months later, in March. The decision was made to avoid crunch during the upcoming Christmas vacations, and to ensure that the game “not only meets, but exceeds the expectations of the community.”
“The year is coming to an end, and the Christmas vacations are just around the corner. However, until today it didn’t seem that way for Pieces Interactive, the team developing our upcoming survival horror game, Alone in the Dark,” reads the delay announcement. “With our originally planned release date in January 2024, the Christmas season would have been filled with stress and anything but a joyful time for them.
“Therefore, THQ Nordic and Pieces Interactive have decided to give Alone in the Dark a new release date: March 20, 2024.
“The well-being of the teams is a top priority, and both companies want to avoid any possible crunch during the Christmas vacations. Moreover, 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 [Harbour] and Jodie [Comer] as the protagonists.”
Alone in the Dark will be available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.