This is a classy move. At the Xbox One reveal Remedy unveiled their next big game, Quantum Break. It looks incredible, and while I’m always happy to get a new game from one of my favorite game developers, there was an undeniable sting of disappointment I felt when I realized this means Alan Wake 2 isn’t coming — at least not yet.
Remedy creative director Sam Lake knows we want a sequel, and in the video you can watch after the jump he discusses Alan Wake’s potential return, along with a gift from Remedy to their fans for being so understanding.
With the PS4 officially revealed and a potential Xbox announcement incoming, the next generation of consoles is almost upon us. This means we’ll have brand new games to look forward to — like Watch Dogs, Human Element, and Bungie’s Destiny — as well as a slew of sequels to franchises we’ve grown to love over the years. It seems like we’ve been inundated with sequels lately, and that includes the horror genre (Resident Evil 6, Dead Space 3, Silent Hill: Downpour, etc.). However, there are a few games that just need sequels. Here are six of them.
As a whole, I really wasn’t that impressed with E3 this year. I expected a lack of any real jaw-dropping announcements and outside of incredible showings from Watch Dogs, Beyond: Two Souls and The Last of Us, my fears mostly came true. I did however, have hopes that horror games would have a bigger showing at the event, and other than the intriguing ZombiU, this year’s selection wasn’t all that satisfying. Here are the 13 horror games I really wanted to hear something from this year. READ MORE
For a year the possibility of a true sequel to Alan Wake has been hanging over us like a cloud–a cloud you want to jump up and grab so you can drag it back down to earth and rub your face all over it, maybe see if it’s up for some naked spooning, you tell it you don’t even mind if it’s the big spoon, because you love it that much. A few days ago Remedy creative director Sam Lake tweeted a link to a blog by a writer named Samantha. Seemed innocent enough at the time, that is, until Samantha’s writings started coming off a little cray cray. It sounds like she bought Alan’s lake house and upon finding some of his writings started having nightmares. Her most recent post from earlier today took the creep factor to a whole new level, saying Called 911. Men outside shadows darkcominghelpmoreligh. Men in the shadows? Dark coming? More light? Anyone else getting strong Alan Wake vibes from this? I’m predicting an Alan Wake 2 reveal coming soon. Come on Remedy, give it to me, I’m ready for it.
According to a job listing on the Remedy website, the guys that brought us Alan Wake and the incredible American Nightmare have moved on to the next generation of consoles. The listing is the first of 20 expected to become available over the coming weeks as the developer switches its focus to an unannounced project.
Remedy recently brought the original Alan Wake to PC pushing the game’s overall sales past the past two million. Now who here’s hoping this secret game is Alan Wake 2? READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Alan Wake was a fantastic game but despite the almost unanimous critical acclaim and two successful post-release expansions, the game didn’t sell terribly well. We loved the game and apparently TIME Magazine did too, so the unofficial unveiling of the much anticipated sequel is more than a little exciting.
News that Alan Wake 2 is currently in development came from animator Althea Suarez Gata’s LinkedIn profile, which says he’s worked on cinematics for the game. Could Remedy have an Alan Wake surprise waiting to be revealed at E3 next month? I sure hope so. READ MORE