Alone in the Dark, Pieces Interactive’s modern reboot of the survival horror classic, has been delayed from a January 16th release date to now launch on March 20th, 2024. This comes after the game was already pushed back from October this year, with publisher THQ Nordic (rightly) citing that it wants to avoid crunch at the studio over the Christmas holidays.
“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.
“We understand that many people are eagerly awaiting the release, but your patience will be rewarded. We are thrilled to scare the living daylights out of you on March 20th, 2024!”
Alone in the Dark will star David Harbour and Jodie Comer in the roles of Detective Edward Carnby and Emily Hartwood, as they uncover the secrets of Derceto Manor in a love letter to the original game. Set in the deep South in the 1920s, it promises to be a mix of psychological horror and Southern Gothic, and hopefully – come March 20th next year – will revitalise the franchise for a whole new generation.