Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs delayed until late summer

Frictional is hiring for "a new, currently super secret, horror game."

Highly anticipated horror sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has been delayed yet again. Originally set for Halloween last year, it was pushed back to Q2 2013 and now it's being pushed back until late summer-ish.

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"We know we will not make Q2, we also know when the game will be ready for launch," said co-developer Frictional on its forums. "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."

"We are working away as fast as we can, it has to take the time it takes. We have no rush," Frictional added before quoting Shigeru Miyamoto's sage advice: "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad."

Frictional added that A Machine For Pigs prime developer thechineseroom (of Dear Esther fame) is still plugging away at the project and the game it being translated into nine languages other than English for its launch.

The developer also added that, "The porting guys are porting away. Deals are being made." Could this mean that A Machine For Pigs is coming to further platforms like consoles? We're currently following up with Frictional as to the meaning of this cryptic message.

[Editor's note: We've since heard back from Frictional, who confirmed that A Machine for Pigs is only planned for PC, Mac and Linux.]

Elsewhere, Frictional is looking past its Amnesia brand to create "a new, currently super secret, horror game where we aim to take what we learned from Amnesia to the next level." It's even looking for a gameplay programmer/designer.

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