Embracer Group Says Alone In The Dark Failed To Meet Expectations

Alone In the Dark Embracer

Embracer Group said that the Alone in the Dark reboot failed to meet expectations after its March 2024 release. The announcement came as part of the company’s latest earnings report released on Thursday.

The company says that the reboot of the 1990s classic franchise had a “softer-than-expected performance”. They added that despite seeing a “positive reception from users”, the game, along with Outcast: A New Beginning, had a “mixed reception from critics and ultimately performed below management expectations.”

This performance that Embracer viewed as negative could be viewed as what led to developer Pieces Interactive having layoffs just a month after its launch. As of writing, Embracer Group had yet to publicly comment on the layoffs. However, the studio did announce around the same time as the layoffs that it was set to split into three different companies.

In his review of the game, Insider Gaming’s Grant Taylor-Hill said that he didn’t feel like he could “reliably advocate for buying Alone in the Dark at full price.”

He added: “It’s not terrible, but there’s just something lacking that doesn’t allow the player to experience satisfaction at any point throughout the story.”

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  1. Damn shame to hear about Outcast 2, the rebrand and DD2 releasing right next to it probably didn’t help.

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