Remedy boss Sam Lake has released a video over at the Alan Wake Humble Bundle page talking about the game and the reason why there is not a sequel in production yet, however if you are willing to wait you might eventually get Alan Wake 2 after all.
Here are some quotes from the video, which is embedded above:
“These games are huge undertakings and many things need to fall in place. From the creative perspective, it would be awesome if we could just create cool stuff and not worry about minor details like money, but we all know that that’s not the case.
“When Alan Wake came out, it was not a huge hit on day one. It has been doing really well since then, and has moved more than three million – which is a nice figure. But when the game was released, that was not the case immediately. And even though we worked hard on it, the sequel was not happening. The time wasn’t right for that.
“Wake is really dear to me and to everyone at Remedy. We knew from the beginning that when Wake wakes up in the dark place, that getting out from there is going to be a long, hellish journey and a hard struggle. And I guess that where we are now is fiction becoming reality.
“We definitely want to keep on working on Alan Wake. I definitely want to create something new for Alan Wake when the time is right.”
Alan Wake 2 was a fantastic game and I know a lot of people were disappointed at the Xbox One reveal that Quantum Break was not AW2, however this interview makes the situation seem very promising. They clearly want to make a sequel and I’m convinced that after Quantum Break they will begin work on it, when else would the ‘time be right’?
Let me know in the comments what you think about Sam Lake’s message, I’d be interested to hear whether you would like an Alan Wake 2 this generation.