Remedy was once working on Alan Wake 2, but the project never made it off the ground.
Talking to VG247 at PAX East, Remedy’s director of communications, Thomas Puha, said “We were working on Alan Wake 2 years ago and it just didn’t pan out.”
The studio has no plans to develop a sequel to its 2010 psychological horror game in the immediate future, either. “We’re just booked solid for the next couple of years, really,” Puha said.
Remedy is currently finishing up development of Control, which is due out this year. Beyond that, the studio has a team working on Crossfire, which Remedy has inherited from Korean developer Smilegate. Then there’s the ‘Vanguard’ team, who are laying the groundwork for Remedy’s next large-scale project. With all of this going on, there’s neither the time, money and resources to work on Alan Wake 2.
That said, Remedy does own the Alan Wake IP. “It’s never quite as simple as that,” notes Puha, but should the company look to develop a sequel in the future, the rights to Alan Wake is at least in its hands.
But it seems like, for now at least, Remedy are more focused on Control: “We’re really trying to make sure that we get to make more Control,” said Puha. “That’s the hope. Of course, that was the hope with Alan Wake, and these things didn’t really work out, but hopefully we’ve learned from that.”
We recently went hands-on with Control and found that it felt incredibly good to break things. If it pans out to be as good as it feels in the preview build, then we won’t say no to more Control. Still, we’ll hold out hope for another trip into Alan’s psyche one day.
Matt Purslow is IGN UK’s News and Entertainment Writer and will happily lay Alan Wake to rest if Control turns out to be an absolute winner. You can follow him on Twitter.
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