Alan Wake And Quantum Break Sequels Would Need Microsoft To Greenlight, Says Remedy
Microsoft made it quite clear with their E3 press conference last month that the Xbox One will be well supported with new games coming to the console. These ranged from big exclusives like Halo Infinite and Gears 5, and multiplatform games like Control from Remedy Entertainment, who are possibly best known for the Alan Wake, Max Payne, and Quantum Break franchises. That said, the developer would love to make sequels for Alan Wake and Quantum Break, but that’s up to Microsoft to greenlight such projects.
Remedy CEO Tero Virtala was recently interviewed by GamesIndustry.biz about the developer’s past and future games. A lot of the interview focused on the hard lessons that Remedy learned with the ambitious multimedia landscape that Quantum Break sought to build with its video game and live-action television series.
While the franchise returned a decent, passionate following, it was not enough for Microsoft to order a sequel game or TV show after the initial orders for the franchise. Regarding whether Remedy would ever want to make a Quantum Break sequel, or even return to their Alan Wake franchise, Virtala said, “Considering our history… Alan Wake was really interesting but it was a collaboration with Microsoft. Due to certain reasons, it never got a sequel.”
“Quantum Break, also, we put a lot of effort into creating the world, the characters, the stories, but still it was Microsoft IP,” the Remedy CEO continued. “They decided not to take it further. If we owned the IP, it’s fully in our hands to decide how we create it, how we develop, what are the creative decisions that we take? And then maybe one day in the future, if it proves to be successful, it’s again in our hands to decide what will be done. That was important for us.”
We know that Remedy is down for some sequel-making action, but without Microsoft helping fund the projects, it does not seem like it will happen in the near future. Still, there’s always hope that their upcoming Control game performs well and increases Microsoft’s faith in the publisher’s work and past game worlds. Hopefully, that quantum breaks through sooner rather than later. Do you guys hope we see Microsoft greenlight an Alan Wake or Quantum Break sequel in the future? Let us know in the comments below!
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