A new post on the blog for Amnesia: The Dark Descent gives a retrospect on the game’s success two years on, and hints at what’s to come. After noting that the game is still doing insanely well on sales and that they’re interested to see how Machine for Pigs turns out (which they’re having another team develop), they go into something much more interesting…
So… remember how Amnesia made you scream like a little girl, frantically trying to remember where the escape button was so you could momentarily retreat from the virtual terror that was overcoming you? Well, they’re referring to Amnesia as just a “shallow fright-fest” that didn’t deliver any deeper themes, while the upcoming game aims to “create a very special experience, creating horror in a much more disturbing way.”
They don’t give away too much detail on the gameplay, other than the point it will be a horror game in the first-person perspective.
The team will “bring a certain theme to the front,” and they’ve not only started development already, but also “have pretty much all tech working, and have started to playtest the first parts.” It will likely come out sometime in 2014.