Remedy Discusses Alan Wake 2

All the stars are aligned for a sequel to Alan Wake — the story is bigger than just a single game, and developer Remedy Entertainment wants us to see more of the franchise in the future. But we’re not getting an announcement just yet.

Head of franchise development Oskari Hakkinen told Eurogamer:

For Alan Wake, we planned (..) ahead. So with the story Sam had already created the fiction from the get-go to be something larger than just one game. He created it with a whole franchise and a whole universe in mind. Even Night Springs was something he had already thought about – a fiction within a fiction. So it came quite naturally for him to know the fit for [Xbox Live Arcade game Alan Wake's American Nightmare].

The franchise is really close to our hearts. It’s something we developed for a long time. You’ll be seeing more of Alan Wake in the future.

Hakkinen went on to say that he currently has nothing to announce regarding a sequel — no surprise. He did, however, say that it wouldn’t take as long to an Alan Wake 2 as it took to make the original:

The answer is, if we were to do a sequel to Alan Wake, it certainly is a much quicker and easier development cycle than the original Alan Wake, because the engine is created for the game. The overall fiction and the universe is already created.

When asked if a sequel would come to the PS3 rather than be an Xbox exclusive, Hakkinen replied:

With all honesty, there are absolutely no plans for that at the moment. I’m not going to say never, but at the same time I’ll say there are no plans. There are no conversations and no plans going on for multi-platform.

Are you looking forward to a sequel? If so, would you like to see a multi-platform release?

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2 Comments on Remedy Discusses Alan Wake 2


On February 16, 2012 at 11:23 am

I would love to see a second Alan Wake. The original was a bit hokey at times with the narration, but all-in-all it was an entertaining game. It appeared that a sequel was obvious in the closing scenes of AW1, so why wouldn’t they continue the story?


On February 21, 2012 at 12:59 am

The first one was a beauty. the dlc- not so much. Imagination and production value were combined in the original one and it was truly spectacular. AMAZING fiction. This game fascinated me as much as dexter’s season 1 had fascinated me. I’ll definitely buy part 2. So will others. Oh and if anyone working for remedy is reading this- take your time!