Despite currently being fully focused on the release of third-person shooter Quantum Break, developer Remedy Entertainment haven’t ruled out ever doing an Alan Wake 2 in the future.
In fact, if studio boss Sam Lake’s interview with Eurogamer is anything to go by, it sounds like a sequel to the original Alan Wake is something the studio would love to do, and that talks are still being held with Microsoft over the matter.
I’ve been very open about our love for Alan Wake It’s an IP we own. As I said, as we’ve said, we’d love an opportunity to do more Wake. We’re obviously fully focussed on Quantum Break, but we’re always prototyping things on the side, bouncing around ideas.
There’s a lot of behind closed door invisible work happening all the time. The important thing is that also concepts evolve. I feel that’s always an iterative process. More time is more iteration. It felt that our more recent ideas on what Alan Wake would be have gone so far from what the idea was back then that we felt we could put it out, so people could see what we were thinking back then. That was pretty much the extent of it on that polish level – there were other rougher demos and prototypes and obviously a lot of stuff on paper!
Despite the fact that members of Remedy have tested the water with potential Alan Wake 2 ideas in the past, Lake still can’t give a definitive answer on whether the sequel will ever come to fruition – or whether it will ever enter full development – but reiterates that it’s something that is actively being talked about.
It’s too early to say anything specific about that. We’ve had and we are having discussions about it. But there’s no definite news at the moment.
So, after all of that, we’re really none the wiser about whether an Alan Wake 2 will ever happen, but at least we know that it’s a game that Remedy are extremely interested in creating. Whatever the ultimate outcome may be, don’t expect to see or hear anything concrete until Remedy’s done with Quantum Break, which hits PC and Xbox One on April 5.