Alan Wake 2 “Just Didn’t Pan Out,” Says Remedy
It’s been nearly nine years since Remedy Entertainment released the critically acclaimed psychological thriller Alan Wake, and ever since then, fans have been craving a sequel. The project has been in the works off and on over the years, but a recent chat between Remedy director of communications Thomas Puha and VG247 has revealed that the highly-anticipated Alan Wake 2 may be dead, but not entirely for good.
“We were working on Alan Wake 2 years ago and it just didn’t pan out, so there’s nothing – we’re just booked solid for the next couple of years, really,” Puha said. “We do own the Alan Wake IP, but it’s never quite as simple as that, but yeah, we do own it.”
As many of you may know, Remedy is a bit tied up with the development of their next big game, Control, which they plan on making good enough to warrant a sequel. Speaking of which, Puha also noted that the studio isn’t against sequels, as is evident by the Max Payne series. “We spent all that time creating the world and everything, and when you only do it for one game, it’s just a lot of work,” he said. “We’ve got nothing against sequels, so definitely Control is something that we want to be working on in the future. But of course, the first game has to be as good as it can to even build that platform that we can make more, so that’s what we’re focused on.”
For those who haven’t had the chance to check out Alan Wake yet, here’s a bit more about the game:
“Presented in the style of a TV series, Alan Wake features the trademark Remedy storytelling and pulse-pounding action sequences. As players dive deeper and deeper into the mystery, they’ll face overwhelming odds, plot twists, and cliffhangers. It’s only by mastering the Fight With Light combat mechanic that they can stay one step ahead of the darkness that spreads across Bright Falls.”
Control may be the focus for the years to come, but here’s to hoping Alan Wake 2 becomes reality one of these days. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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