Amnesia: The Bunker, originally set for a May release date, isn’t going to be coming out this month.
This isn’t the first time Amnesia: The Bunker has been delayed, though it’s still on course for a 2023 release. This latest delay has pushed it back to June 6th, after the last one bumped it back a week. The good news is there’s a demo dropping on May 22nd so we’ll at least get to take this WWI-era horror game for a spin.
So what’s the reason for the delay? Extra polish? Avoiding crunch? Surprisingly, no. The delay is, instead, due to certification issues. Essentially, certification involves submitting a game to a platform holder and making sure it meets their approval. In this case, something has likely gone awry, possibly a previously undiscovered bug has been spotted.
Developer Frictional Games tweeted out this news but it hasn’t specified which platform, Steam, Xbox or PlayStation has been affected by this issue. It could, potentially, be all three. The developer stated:
“..this decision is crucial to ensure we do not ship the game with these issues. The extra time will allow us to rectify the problem and ensure the best possible gameplay experience upon release.”
We’ll definitely be curious to see how the demo goes. Given this is an open world or, rather, open bunker game, Frictional will have to pen the game in somehow. Our bet is that they’ll restrict players to a few specific rooms.
— frictionalgames (@frictionalgames) May 12, 2023
So, the demo drops this May 22nd and if all goes well the final game will land on PlayStation, Xbox and PC this June 6th.