The lights are on
In one of the classiest moves in recent memory, Remedy's creative director Sam Lake has taken to video to answer fan cries for a new Alan Wake title. The news isn't great, but the delivery strikes the perfect chord.
Lake talks about the studio's challenge to get a sequel to the title into production, even though Alan Wake has now sold three million copies since launch.
"When the game was released, that was not the case immediately," he said. "Even though we worked hard on it, the sequel was not happening. The time was not right for it. Sure we could have gone ahead and created something less ambitious, but we felt that would not have done justice to you guys, to us. We want to be really proud of everything we create. Certainly, it wouldn't have done justice to Alan Wake."
At yesterday's Xbox One reveal, we learned that Remedy is working on a new title called Quantum Break, which means that Alan Wake 2 is on the back burner. However, fans can purchase a new Humble Bundle, with previously unreleased material, right now. Additionally, sales are available on all Alan Wake titles and avatar items on Xbox Live.
This isn't the news that Alan Wake fans were hoping for, but the pitch perfect delivery may help ease the pain.
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Well, at least we know that they won't just throw some donkey-crap together and ship it as fast as possible like Activision does.
Well i hope " Quantum Break" is as good as Alan Wake.
I would like a sequel.
It's aways comforting to see that game devs go out of their way to address fans' concerns. Thanks Remedy!
Awesome, bought: already had it on 360, but this is nice.
I like how he spoke to gamers honestly, with sincerity, and like we were adults. That's refreshing, to say the least.
I enjoyed Alan Wake on might check out this bundle.
Indiana Jones reference. Remedy, stop being so great.
I do hope we eventually get a sequel though. I loved the first game and American Nightmare.
This was a great video that definitely took the sting out of the new announcement. Hopefully Alan Wake's journey through the night will continue some day.