Arguably one of the most compelling Xbox 360 console exclusives from last generation was Remedy Entertainment’s third-person action-thriller Alan Wake. Part horror, part Stephen King-esque small-town crime thriller, with a hearty dash of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, the Finnish developer’s follow-up to PS2’s Max Payne was received well by both critics and fans alike.
Though the franchise has remained stagnant since 2012’s Xbox 360 prequel Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, talk of a proper full-blown sequel has been minimal. That may be about to change, though, as Sam Lake — one of Remedy Entertainment’s writers and the creative director of the original Alan Wake — has recently stated in an interview with IGN that he’d like to see a proper sequel come to fruition at some point in the future.
“I want to make it. It’s a curious thing,” Sam Lake told IGN. “At this point, so much time has passed. I feel that the bar is higher in some ways. It needs to be done right if it’s ever done. Everything needs to click into place, which is really hard to make it happen. So many things, for these big games to be greenlit, need to be aligned. But I’m hoping that someday…”
While the studio remains focused on their next game, Control — which arrives August, 27 — this news, combined with the fact that Remedy has recently purchased the publishing rights to the Alan Wake IP from Microsoft, does indeed add fuel to the possibility of a full-blown sequel to their 2010 action-adventure title.
But what say you? Would you be down for a sequel to Alan Wake? Or should the idea be eviscerated by a bright beam of light? Let us know down below.