Announced as part of the recent Xbox Games Showcase, Hello Neighbor 2 takes place immediately after the events of the first game. The player controls Quinten, a local journalist investigating a number of disappearing persons in Raven Brooks. Their efforts lead them to the strange house full of odd rooms and strange obstacles.
Xbox explains that the mechanics of the game have been transformed this time around. The world the players experience will be completely open and dynamic, with a newly developed AI system for the antagonist.
The AI will observe player behavior, what they do, and try to use that knowledge to its own advantage in order to prevent players from figuring out the secrets lying within the house and its surroundings.
You don't have to wait to try it out, either. The early alpha version of the game is currently available and free to play on Steam.
This was a somewhat surprising announcement. While the original Hello Neighbor was popular, it was also widely criticized as a low-quality game, receiving an average rating of 4/10 by most critics. But not all good games are popular and not all popular games are good, after all.