Alone in the Dark's release is being pushed back as 'the well-being of the team is a top priority'

Key art for Alone in the Dark (2024).
(Image credit: THQ Nordic.)

Alone in the Dark reboot has been delayed yet again, as publisher THQ Nordic decided in order to help developers over the holiday period. 

Alone in the Dark reboot had already been pushed back to 2024 to avoid October's busy release schedule, but it now seems that delaying the release back to January wasn't enough. In a press release, THQ Nordic explains how it came to the decision to postpone the survival game further until March 2024. 

"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 Pieces Interactive," THQ Nordic said. "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."

Alone in the Dark reboot is now slated to release on March 20, 2024, for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Players can expect the survival horror game to capitalize on its roots as it reimagines the classic version from 1992. 

However, if you can't wait until March 2024, then you can download a free and playable prologue right now on Steam, the PlayStation Store, and the Microsoft Store. Initially released in May 2023, the Alone in the Dark Prologue follows Grace Saunders, an 11-year-old girl whose journey to deliver a letter turns horribly wrong. Players can experience the Derceto Manor, the haunting Southern Gothic manor, in a whole new light, as well as diving into the eldritch horror that this upcoming survival horror game is well known for.  

For more fantastically chilling and frightening games, be sure to check out the best horror games as well as the best survival games, which are all available to play right now. 

Elie Gould
Features Writer

Elie is a Features Writer for TechRadar Gaming, here to write about anything new or slightly weird. Before writing for TRG, Elie studied for a Masters at Cardiff University JOMEC in International Journalism and Documentaries – spending their free time filming short docs or editing the gaming section for their student publications. 

Elie’s first step into gaming was through Pokémon but they've taken the natural next step in the horror genre. Any and every game that would keep you up at night is on their list to play - despite the fact that one of Elie’s biggest fears is being chased.