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.
Did you hear? The Xbox One was revealed, and boy oh boy does it look sexy. Sadly, not many games were announced during Microsoft’s event. In fact, only one new IP was unveiled, and that was from Remedy Entertainment, the studio that brought us Max Payne and Alan Wake. If you were hoping for a big Alan Wake 2 reveal, I’m going to go ahead and clip your wings right now. Our favorite writer might still have a game in the works, but for now, Remedy is focused on a new game called Quantum Break.
What exactly, is Quantum Break? Hell if I know. All I know is it’s beautiful, has something to do with “Mastering time to survive the present and save the future,” and in some way revolves around a little girl who has mysterious powers that may or may not have something to do with ships crashing into bridges. Screens and a trailer after the jump.
A couple months back I listed a few horror games and the studios I’d like to see make them. A Silent Hill by DmC developer Ninja Theory? Yes, please. Resident Evil made by the studio behind Uncharted and The Last of Us? Don’t tell me that doesn’t get your nether regions aflutter with the possibilities.
Well, now I have even more horror games and the developers I’d like to see pick them up. Check out my picks after the break, and feel free to agree/disagree/offer your own pairings in the comments.
Hey you, it’s 2013! Last year was a mixed bag for horror fans, but between the inevitable unveiling of at least one next-gen console (likely from Microsoft), and a slew of horror games — like Dead Space 3, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Slender: The Arrival, Day Z standalone, Outlast, Until Dawn, I could keep going — there’s a very good chance this year will make up for it. Remedy Entertainment, the studio that brought us the amazing Alan Wake series is excited too. On their official Alan Wake Facebook page, they posted “The new year starts with good news: Alan Wake Franchise is -75% on Steam. Even greater Remedy news to come in 2013…” The fanboy in me immediately went to Alan Wake 2 as a launch title for the next Xbox, but it could also be a follow-up to the excellent XBLA exclusive American Nightmare. What do you think?
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