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Remedy's Sam Lake Addresses Alan Wake Fans In Video Message, Humble Bundle Launches

by Mike Futter on May 22, 2013 at 08:38 AM

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.