announces an October 20th birthday for Amnesia: Rebirth
the updated version of their survival/horror game. This is coming to Windows,
macOS, Linux, and PlayStation 4, and preorders of the PC edition are now
underway on the
Epic Games Store
Release Date Reveal Trailer
and here's a bit on how the scope of this
project grew over the original plan:
When we first started on Amnesia:
Rebirth, the idea was to work on a fairly straightforward and simple project.
Our first plan had the game being released in 2017 or 2018. Obviously, that
Instead the game grew in size and ambition. It went from being a game with a
small scope to being the biggest and most ambitious game we have produced to
date. Why so? The main reason is that as we worked on the game, we realized that
we couldn’t make our own sequel to The Dark Descent a mere “side-project”. We
wanted to make sure we incorporated all the lessons that we’d learned over the
years and to expand on the loose threads from the first game.
The past 10 years has also seen a flood of new horror games, and we wouldn’t
allow a new Amnesia game to simply be lost in the crowd. It had to stand out and
to pave new ground. We couldn’t allow it to be anything less.
This sort of change in scope wasn’t without issues, especially as we were
working on another, currently secret, project at the same time. But, finally, we
got through it, and created a game of the quality we wanted. We’ve got to be
honest, though: it took longer than we expected. So, to finally have an official
release date nailed down feels damn good.
We’ll be giving out more information on the game over the coming weeks. In the
meantime there are a bunch of hints that can be gathered from watching the
trailer carefully. Uncovering those is left as an exercise for the reader,
So – we hope you enjoyed the trailer! Stay tuned for more information