Alan Wake 2 isn’t official, and its developers at Remedy have yet to commit to saying whether they plan to continue the series. Fans hoping to see more stories from the horror novelist may have to wait until after the studio’s new game Quantum Break is released.
When previously queried in 2013, the developers said a sequel “wouldn’t work,” at least at the time, though the game’s creator Sam Lake assured fans that the game would be made–eventually. In 2015, the studio said that it hadn’t given up on the series.
The company had also revealed some some WIP prototypes they had of Alan Wake 2 in a Polygon feature, which showed some of the ideas they were working on.
Speaking to attendees of a lecture at the Cite des Sciences et l’Industrie, Paris, Sam Lake revealed recently that the studio had actually started work on a sequel immediately after the release of the first game. He said that in order for the game to actually get made, the studio needs to find the right partner, secure funding, and do so with a proper concept.
“Alan Wake, in some ways, for Remedy is really valuable,” he said. “It’s our own IP. We own Alan Wake. So maybe there’s also a bit of extra carefulness in making sure that all the elements are right for the success of a sequel. And it just didn’t seem like we were getting it started in the right way.” [via DualShockers]
As previously stated, the company had worked on a number of ideas, some of which went into Quantum Break. He says that they’ve had a lot of time to work on their concepts for Alan Wake 2, allowing them to come up with ones much better than what they originally came up with.
While the studio has yet to make any announcements regarding the game, it’s good to know that the game’s at least in development.