Hello Neighbor, the stealth-based horror game from developer Dynamic Pixels has been delayed.
Originally scheduled to release later this month, Hello Neighbor will now arrive for Xbox One and PC on December 8th.
A post by producer Alex Nichiporchik on publisher tinyBuild’s website blamed the delay on poor planning and an engine upgrade: “I’ve discussed in the video of how we tried to push for an August 29th launch date without allocating enough time for QA, and that completely backfired. As soon as we moved to the release code with an engine update, everything went to hell – the pathfinding, collisions, AI, etc. This took time away from actually finishing the game, and we had to make the super difficult decision to delay the game.”
It’s not all bad news though, for players who have been following Hello Neighbor‘s progression since its debut in 2016, in the same blog post, tinyBuild announced that Alpha 2 is now free and available to everyone from the game’s official website. Additionally, Beta 3 is now in Early Alpha Access which contains 40% of the game, a boss, reworked fear rooms, a basement and as if he needed more ways to get at the player, the neighbor can now scale ladders.
Hello Neighbor releases on December 8th for Xbox One and PC.