Gaming fans always speculate whether titles are delayed in order to get out of the way of heavy hitters, but never has a team been quite so upfront about that being the case as Frictional Games. Having already been delayed once, Amnesia: The Bunker will now arrive a week later than planned in order to get out of the way of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It’s now out for PS4 on 23rd May 2023.
In a press release, it’s said the studio is “carefully timing the release to avoid a week packed with awesome titles from other talented studios. This thoughtful decision means you can fully immerse yourselves in each amazing gaming experience, without feeling overwhelmed.” With an original release date of 16th May 2023, Amnesia: The Bunker was going to launch four days after Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, three days before LEGO 2K Drive, and two weeks after Microsoft exclusive Redfall. Now you can enjoy all these titles one week after another.
The additional development time will also allow Frictional Games to give the horror experience a bit more polish. This will ensure “everything is absolutely perfect for you when it launches”. Does this delay allow you time to play Amnesia: The Bunker? Plan out your playtime in the comments below.