The textbook definition of a cult hit, Remedy Entertainment’s H.P Lovecraft-inspired 2010 video game “Alan Wake” was a unique beast that blended an episodic narrative structure with a third-person psychological survival horror game involving shadow and light.
The story, about an author returning to his hometown only to discover it taken over by a malevolent dark force which also takes his wife, ended on something of a cliffhanger. While there has been talk of a sequel, nothing official has been put in motion.
Now the developers, who were busy in recent years on the game “Quantum Break” and the upcoming “Control” which was just revealed at E3, have said they very much want to do an “Alan Wake” sequel as well. DualShockers spoke with rep Mikael Kasurinen who says he can’t confirm anything at this point beyond interest:
“So, we own the Alan Wake IP, yes. I just want to say right away that it’s very dear to us and close to our hearts. We all love Alan Wake at Remedy and I think all of us want to see a new Alan Wake game. I just want to say that out loud. Unfortunately, I can’t speak to it any more than that. We’ll see what happens with Alan Wake next, but we all want to see it happen, absolutely.”
The original game had both DLC and a spin-off titled “Alan Wake’s American Nightmare,” but both fell short of being a full new game. Remedy remains focused on getting “Control” finished at present. After that though, hopefully, a return to Bright Falls is in order.