Alan Wake 2 is Remedy’s Biggest Project Yet, Grew More Ambitious Through the Years

"I feel like I never left Alan Wake behind. There was always the full intention to return to him," says creative director Sam Lake.

Posted By | On 02nd, Feb. 2023

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Remedy Entertainment’s next big title is Alan Wake 2, but it represents more than just a continuation of the character’s journey. It’s a title that’s a long time coming, even as the developer worked on other games. Speaking to Games Radar, creative director Sam Lake felt like he “never left Alan Wake behind” after the first game’s release in 2010.

“I feel like I never left Alan Wake behind. There was always the full intention to return to him; there was always more story to tell, and the characters and the setting were too precious to be forgotten. The story kept growing and evolving through the years, and we created a new concept between every project. This time, after Control, everything finally clicked into place.”

Lake also confirmed that Alan Wake 2 will be Remedy’s biggest project yet. “You keep the dream alive when you keep actively dreaming it, and make a constant effort to keep it fresh and exciting. If anything, through these years, the dream of Alan Wake 2 has grown more ambitious and more unique. A game project like this is a very complex undertaking – it’s our biggest project yet – and a lot of different things need to come together. Not only the concept itself but the timing and the right partners as well.”

Alan Wake 2 will release this year for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC (via the Epic Games Store). Funded by Epic Games, it’s deemed a survival horror title compared to the last game. In terms of scope and scale, Lake described the story as a “monster” with more pages written than for any other game in the past.

Though further details on the gameplay have yet to be revealed, CEO Tero Virtala said it’s “coming together on all fronts,” and he’s confident that the team will “launch an excellent game.” Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.


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