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Alone within the Darkish reboot pushed to 2024 to keep away from the competitors


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Alone within the Darkish, THQ Nordic’s reboot of the traditional survival horror recreation of the identical title, has been delayed to January 16, 2024. The sport joins the ranks of a number of different video games delayed out of the busy month of October, with the announcement saying, “Horror video games thrive on the eerie embrace of solitude, one thing that’s unimaginable to attain in a gaming month as busy as October.”

THQ Nordic was express about its intentions, saying in a press release this delay avoids placing Alone within the Darkish too near fellow horror title Alan Wake 2: “Our intention is to keep away from competing with the wake of Alan’s epic launch and to evade the dazzling skyline of cities adorned by the sleek swings of Spider-Man. We intention to really stay as Alone within the Darkish as potential … This extension will serve a twin goal: Not solely will it allow us to meticulously excellent the gaming expertise, however it’ll additionally grant us the chance to completely immerse ourselves within the outstanding releases of October.”

October’s video games schedule has shuffled up fairly a bit in the previous couple of weeks, as video games corporations try to keep away from crowding one another. Ubisoft moved Murderer’s Creed Mirage’s launch date from October 12 to October 7, whereas Treatment pushed Alan Wake 2’s launch from October 17 to October 27. That is all seemingly to keep away from the mid-month triple-A releases, which embrace Tremendous Mario Bros Marvel and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (each of which launch on October 20).

Even earlier than October, video games publishers have shifted their schedules to accommodate different main releases. Larian Studios pushed the discharge of Baldur’s Gate 3 from August 31 to August 3 as a way to give it extra respiration room earlier than Bethesda’s Starfield launched on September 1 in early entry (and September 6 typically).

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