The sequel to one of the most celebrated indie survival horror games—Amnesia: The Dark Descent—has been delayed. According to a forum post by a developer from studio Frictional Games on the studio's official forums, the game, dubbed Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, has been delayed to Q3 of this year.

The developer, named Jens, writes:”We know we will not make Q2, we also know when the game will be ready for launch. We have not set the exact day yet. You can however make good use of the weather outside this summer and look forward to gaming with the piggies as the summer comes to an end.”

Some concept art from the game

A Machine For Pigs looks like a very bright and happy game

The development has been taking time because of the optimisations that the game has to go through to be a good experience. According to Jens, “We are optimizing, tweaking and in general putting the FG expertise to good use. TCR keeps putting in work as well. There are companies working on the translations (will launch with 9 languages in addition to original English). The porting guys are porting away. Deals are being made. Things are prepared for launching the game through more online stores than any other FG game before. In general occupied with all things related.”

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs is being developed by Frictional Games in collaboration with thechineseroom—the studio behind Dear Esther. A Machine For Pigs will be using the same graphical engine as Dear Esther.

The prequel, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, is an indie horror game that received much critical acclaim. The game puts you in a mansion with no memories of how you got there, and the only objective you get is to “Find the Journal”. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is on sale on the Steam store. It’s going at 50 percent off because of the Steam Summer Sale, and it will be on sale till July 23.

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