One of the big news this week in videogames was the relaunch of Alan Wake. The mythical game from Remedy Entertainment will return to the scene in the fall from Epic Games Publishing. And the remastering will not only be available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC, but will also make its debut on PlayStation consoles. But such an announcement would also bring more news.
Apparently, the officialization of Alan Wake Remastered it would be an indication that a sequel to the original game would be on the way. This was stated by journalist Jeff Grubb, from GamesBeat, during a live broadcast (via VGC). Clearly, this is not the first time that this possibility has been discussed, but this time it could have a little more sustenance.
“They are planning a sequel to Alan Wake. […] They’re working with Epic Games on producing an Alan Wake 2, or at least they’re in the planning stages, “Grubb stated, referring to Remedy Entertainment; adding:” Alan Wake Remastered is them saying, ‘Hey, this is one of our key franchises and we want people to remember it. ‘”
If indeed Remedy is inclined to produce a direct sequel to Alan Wake, a dream of the fans of this game would be fulfilled. Recall that the title was launched in 2010 exclusively on Xbox 360, and later arrived on PC. The studio also released a spin-off, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, in 2012, but it is not considered a definitive sequel. Although it shares characters and concepts with the original game, the changes in the narrative and in some playable aspects position it as an alternative experience.
Epic Games would be key for the sequel to ‘Alan Wake’ to become a reality
As we already mentioned, Alan Wake Remastered will be released through Epic Games Publishing. This would also influence the development of a hypothetical sequel, by Remedy Entertainment. The collaboration agreement signed between both companies implies the launch of “two multiplatform AAA games” and a second project related to the same franchise. However, in the latter case he refers to a “smaller scale” production and Alan Wake clearly does not fit that description.
We’ll see if, indeed, a sequel to Alan Wake is within the aforementioned plans. The truth is that the illusion of the fans is very important. In fact, yesterday Sony unveiled the trailer for the remastered version during the PlayStation 5 showcase.