Alan Wake 2 Could Finally be in the Works
The beloved game that has helped founded a niche the episodic story telling genre, Alan Wake, has a new sequel that is finally in discussion. The original Alan Wake was released for the Xbox 360 in 2010, and now 5 years later, Remedy would like to take on the project of Alan Wake 2.
Remedy has released a 14 minute gameplay demo of Alan Wake 2 that was created back in 2010. The demo was used as a pitch for publishers to buy into the idea, but no there was luck to be found. Even Microsoft passed up on the idea of a sequel, and now Sam Lake, Remedy's chief creative director, hints that if Microsoft doesn't bite this time, we could see a release being on any of the other two consoles, along with the PC.
Sam Lake was planning a sequel ever since the beginning of the game. During an interview he was quoted saying:
"For Alan Wake, from the get-go, we assumed there was going to be a sequel and we mapped things further out when it came to character, story, details and focus changes," Lake explained. "We knew we would have to iterate and refine, but there was always a rough road map there."
Lake mentions that once Quantum Break wraps up, the studio will begin to work on Alan Wake 2.
The plan for a successful sequel according to Lake is a game that anyone can pick up and jump into. He doesn't want to make players feel like they already have to play prior games in order for Alan Wake 2 to be enjoyable. Lake wants to make it so that anyone can jump onboard and be immersed into the action.