Alan Wake 2 Was Once in Development

Alan Wake 2 Was Once in Development

But you won't see it anytime soon.

Remedy might have the rights back to Alan Wake, but that doesn't mean there's going to be a sequel anytime soon. This is especially disheartening since Remedy was apparently, at one point, actually working on said sequel.

At PAX East VG247 caught up with Remedy's director of communications Thomas Puha to ask about a potential sequel to its critically acclaimed supernatural thriller series. Unfortunately, it's not in the cards right now for Remedy.

"We were working on Alan Wake 2 years ago and it just didn't pan out, so there's nothing – we're booked solid for the next couple of years, really," Puha says. "We do own the Alan Wake IP, but it's never quite as simple as that, but yeah, we do own it."

Alan Wake is a 2010 action-adventure game starring the eponymous hero as a mystery writer who gets trapped in an alternate dimension, if that dimension was created by David Lynch and Stephen King. Microsoft published Alan Wake on the Xbox 360, but Remedy owns the actual Alan Wake IP.

Remedy is currently working on Control, another supernatural shooter, this time in the vein of weird fiction rather than Stephen King. We got a chance to play Control at GDC and speak to its director about some good entry points into weird fiction players should experience before jumping into Control.

Aside from Control, we know that Remedy is working on a couple secret projects as listed on its website. All we know about these projects are that they're going to be next-gen. But according to Puha, it sounds like whatever these projects are, they'll be keeping Remedy busy for a good amount of time.

Control is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store on August 27.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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