Alan Wake is a busy man this month. With the first game coming to PC on the 16th and American Nightmare due out the following week on the 22nd, fans are getting plenty of thrills and psychological action this month. While those two games are definitely worth getting excited about, I’d really like to have even more Alan Wake, wouldn’t you? I know you would, and thankfully, Remedy knows this too.
Joystiq had the opportunity to speak with Remedy about the series, and it sounds like there’s a very bright — and potentially digitally distributed — future in store for Wake and friends. “Hopefully, we’ll have one or two surprises. I don’t know, I’m loving the digital [distribution] side and we’ll see how that evolves, but just being able to give people quick access to bite-size chunks of gaming” said Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne. Remedy owns the IP, so that pretty much means they can do whatever they want with the series. Good thing too, because the developer seems incredibly passionate about it, and about trying exciting new things with it, like the digital-only American Nightmare.
Myllyrinne continued by saying We’ll certainly continue with Wake. Right now we’re focusing on getting the PC out next week, then getting American Nightmare out. And it’s too early to talk about what our next move is, but we’ve obviously put things into motion.”
What would you like to see from the series? A full-fledged sequel? More bite-sized arcade games? A multiplayer-centric game where you have to blast the darkness off your friends so you can shoot them in the face with your shotgun?