Alan Wake 2 Almost Got Made, Scrapped Due To “Not Panning Out”

Fans of Alan Wake have been asking for a sequel to 2012’s beloved classic for a long time now. Recently at PAX East, Thomas Puha, director of communications at Remedy Games discussed the possibility of a sequel saying that they were working on it but it was not coming together the way they wanted it to.

“We were working on Alan Wake 2 years ago and it just didn’t pan out, so there’s nothing – we’re just booked solid for the next couple of years, really,” Puha explained. “We do own the Alan Wake IP, but it’s never quite as simple as that, but yeah, we do own it.”

Remedy’s last game Quantum Break was fairly well received and did interesting things with interactive media. Their next game, Control, seems to be evolution of that formula, and is set to release soon on the Epic Games Store.

About Alan Wake:

When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.

Presented in the style of a TV series, Alan Wake features the trademark Remedy storytelling and pulse-pounding action sequences. As players dive deeper and deeper into the mystery, they’ll face overwhelming odds, plot twists, and cliffhangers. It’s only by mastering the Fight With Light combat mechanic that they can stay one step ahead of the darkness that spreads across Bright Falls.

With the body of an action game and the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wake’s intense atmosphere, deep and multilayered story, and exceptionally tense combat sequences provide players with an entertaining and original gaming experience.

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