Developer Remedy Entertainment back at December 2021’s The Game Awards did what many fans believed to be impossible at this point: announce Alan Wake II. But, it is not the only unbelievable announcement from the game studio. In fact, the firm also shared its plans to remake both Max Payne & Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne in collaboration with Rockstar Games as well.
Last year, a summer presentation was promised for the game. However, the team instead canceled the showcase and shared some concept art offering insight on the tone this long-awaited sequel is pursuing. Since then, Alan Wake Remastered welcomed a Nintendo Switch version.
In a recent earnings call with investors this past week, Remedy Entertainment CEO Tero Virtala shared that Alan Wake II is now in a fully playable state. “The game will soon have all content in place, and it is playable from start to finish. We will then move onto polishing the experience. Alan Wake is a unique brand that holds high value for the company today,” he shared.
Additionally, Alan Wake Remastered has yet to coin in on its royalties. But, the firm believes that the game is to have a resurgence with growing chatter for the sequel slated to release later in 2023. “we expect the sales to increase as the release of Alan Wake 2 becomes imminent and fans and new players want to experience the original story on new generation consoles,” Virtala explained.
In other Alan Wake news, the long-undergoing television show has found a new home. Whilst the production has been under wraps since 2018, an update on its status was made. In the 12th anniversary celebration of Alan Wake, Remedy Entertainment confirmed it is now being handled by AMC (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead). You can read the full report by heading here.
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Alan Wake II is listed for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.
Source: Remedy Entertainment