While fans remained hopeful for Remedy Entertainment to acknowledge the outcry for an official sequel to Alan Wake, it would not be until December 2021 that the developer finally answered to the demand. Since the release of the title in 2010, the developer went on to developer Quantum Break alongside Control later on. Now, the teak is going full circle with more on the way.
Recently, the game studio told in a new arrangement with Rockstar Games that Max Payne is being remade with the Northlight Engine. The proprietary tool is the same one Remedy Entertainment used for Control. The new partnership is to help fund the project to remake both May Payne & Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.
In a new announcement from the Alan Wake 12 Year Anniversary, Remedy Entertainment expands on the development of Alan Wake II. In that, the promised summer showcase has been canceled. However, concept art and an update on development has been given. You can view some of the concept art in the images below:
“Everything with Alan Wake II development is going really well. We are deep in production, have a lot of material, and a great deal of the game is playable. But we’ve been talking for the past couple of months and have come to the decision here at Remedy, along with our wonderful publisher Epic Games, that we will not be showing anything big this summer,” Sam Lake, Remedy Entertainment Creative Director shares.
“To create a proper, polished demo or a trailer takes a lot of effort, and it’s several months of work that could take away from development. We feel that we have momentum going, and we want to make sure we are creating the best, and first, survival horror game for Remedy. We don’t want to take the team away from that focus, so we’re going to keep going and making a great game experience, and unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for a demo and trailer.”
During the same presentation, Remedy Entertainment also announced Alan Wake Remastered is receiving a Nintendo Switch version. There is no word on when it will release for the platform as of writing. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited with what was shared so far for Alan Wake II?
Alan Wake II is said to release in 2023 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.