There’s a Remedy for Alan Wake’s Future
Fans of Alan Wake, don’t worry, for his future is safe in Remedy’s hands. While many of us believe that Alan Wake’s American Nightmare may be the last time we see our intrepid author in action, Remedy has since said that isn’t the case. At DICE 2012, Matias Myllyrinne, CEO of Remedy, said that the studio definitely isn’t putting Alan Wake back on the shelf.
“We’re crowd pleasers, we’ll do what the audience wants, ’cause usually that’s the good business move as well,” said Myllyrinne when asked by Joystiq if they had any future ideas for the Alan Wake series. Myllyrinne also confirmed that the studio still owns the rights to Alan Wake, and so his future is for them to write and not anyone else’s.
“Hopefully we’ll have one or two surprises,” Myllyrinne continued. “I don’t know, I’m loving the digital [distribution] side and we’ll see how that evolves, but just being able to give people quick access to bite-size chunks of gaming is maybe more fun than working years and years — taking the phone offline and closing the shutters — at least, this way, you’re able to react more quickly to people’s desires and wishes.”
Does that mean there will be more episodic releases for Alan Wake as download only titles? With the original game following a TV-show-esque six-episode format, it would certainly make sense. However, with Alan Wake set to publish to Steam soon, one begs to ask whether they would then have the resources to make an actual feature-length sequel.
“I don’t know,” said Myllyrinne. “I don’t know if that would dictate it. If it bombs, then that’s certainly a signal, but we’re fairly confident that it’ll do well. We’ll certainly continue with Wake.
“Right now we’re focusing on getting the PC out next week, then getting American Nightmare out. And it’s too early to talk about what our next move is, but we’ve obviously put things into motion.”
Well, we hope that the right things have been put into motion, because a true sequel to Alan Wake would be quite the nice surprise.