The horror-stealth game Hello Neighbor was originally due for release this month on the 29th. Sadly, this won’t be happening afterall. Publisher TinyBuild has announced that the game is delayed several months. However, it will still be releasing this year.
Hello Neighbor will now be releasing on December 8th instead. According to the publisher the delay is “100% out fault for poor planning of QA”. The team didn’t plan for enough of it and after the engine upgrade, there was a “nightmare of stability issues” with the game. As a result of these issues, the team have decided to delay the game. The alternative to this could be cutting features from the full game or releasing it with major bugs.
There’s still good news though. Beta 3 is now out in Early Access and Alpha 2 is free to download for everyone now.
Here’s everything included in this new Beta version of the game
- Includes a basement
- There’s now a boss
- AI can now use ladders
- Fear rooms have been overhauled
- Contains 40% of the game
To match the full written explanation and details on the update, the publisher also released a short video about the situation.
The video shows off some of what players can expect to see in the upcoming update. Including the boss that’s been added to the game. The giant Neighbor from the Pre-Alpha version of the game is making a comeback. He’s the boss of the game now and the publisher states that defeating him is heavily based around platforming. They didn’t provide any other hints however so we’ll have to wait and see what happens with this section of the game.
A large number of changes have been made to Hello Neighbor in Beta 3 which is great news as the game is clearly making good progress towards being completed. Hopefully the developers will not need to delay the game again.