Frictional games confirmed via a blog post that Amnesia A Machine For Pigs is now slated for a Q2 2013 release, despite originally being planned to come out around Halloween 2012. The delay is supposedly down to the fact that the game was originally a “short, experimental game in the Amnesia universe, but thechineseroom had a vision that was bigger than that.”
However they also said that thechineseroom had sent them their final version of the game and that now they are working on testing and optimizing the game.
“How come a game meant for Halloween 2012 has been delayed for so long? Originally we thought it would be a short, experimental game set in the universe of Amnesia, but thechineseroom had a vision that was bigger than that. As their work progressed, the potential for a much greater project emerged. What we ended up with is no longer what we had first imagined, but a fully fledged Amnesia game. A different kind of Amnesia, but definitely not a short experiment.” – Frictional Games blog post
Finally they added that things such as pricing and a solid release date would be announced at a later date.