Alan Wake 2 confirmed by previsualization artist?

Microsoft and Remedy apparently teaming on sequel to Xbox 360 psychological thriller, if a cinematics creator is to be believed.

Source: A since-deleted previsualization artist's LinkedIn profile, captured by Xboxygen.

What we heard: Remedy Entertainment spent some five years crafting psychological thriller Alan Wake for the Xbox 360. And while that extended development period was evident in Alan Wake's strong critical response, the game hasn't proven to be a sales blockbuster. Still, speculation has been rife that Alan Wake will see a sequel, especially considering Remedy has begun work on a new AAA Xbox 360 game.

Now, new evidence for a return of Alan Wake has emerged, courtesy of an artist's LinkedIn resume. Captured by Xboxygen prior to being pulled, the LinkedIn resume showed that during a month spent at Halon Entertainment, the artist contributed to in-game cinematics for Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake may have more stories to tell.

The artist's resume offered no additional details on the project. However, it is worth noting that game companies often offload time-intensive cinematic work to for-hire agencies to speed up the completion of their wares--potentially a particularly sensitive point considering the original Alan Wake's protracted development cycle. Halon Entertainment advertises on its website that it specializes in previsualization cinematics, with credits including the Xbox 360-exclusive Halo: Reach.

Remedy wrapped development on Alan Wake with the release of its last piece of downloadable content, The Writer, in October. The game was the first from the Finnish studio since 2003's May Payne 2, and it follows writer Alan Wake as he retreats to the sleepy Northwestern town of Bright Falls. The psychological thriller pits Wake against a mysterious darkness afflicting the townsfolk, turning them into nightmarish specters.

The official story: Microsoft had not responded to a request for comment as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus: Remedy has expressed interest in continuing the Alan Wake franchise with a full-blown sequel. Coupled with Halon's experience working on an Xbox 360 exclusive and the fact that Alan Wake 2 would be an odd choice to simply pull out of a hat, this one is looking not bogus.

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DrkQueen
DrkQueen

We're seeing a trailer now which means the games will be out in 2017 or so, right?

Menphues
Menphues

Release this bloody game for the pc. The game was designed on a pc and I bet you all my money. It would benefit alot on the pc. This game would truly own on the pc because a PC can offer more than a console.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I'm a playstation man but I've got to say.. Damn jealous that we don't have Alan Wake, it looks awesome. Games like this and Heavy Rain deserve to be multiplatform, everyone should play them.

bluespire1
bluespire1

The signal is great add on content for Alan Wake...Hopefully there will be a sequel.

Majkic666
Majkic666

Still need to beat the first game

Darnasian
Darnasian

@devrindare lol are you serious about the thing with your shops?!?! Well actually yu're right about the piracy but maybe they did cancel the game for bad import from console to PC or to make the console more worth to buy due to the great exclusives that again as you said can be pirated!

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Id say it sounds like there is more Alan Wake on the way - and that can only be a good thing.

sir00
sir00

hope it does not make me wait 6 more years :(

devrindare
devrindare

@darnasian I am agree with you, but how they left other platform, it will surely increase their profit. If they think that PC version get ruined due to piracy, then I am making it clear that even the XBOX360 & as well as PS3 is not safe from piracy, the torrents are full of pirated console games and even my local shops are having pirated games. So blaming a PC platform for piracy is not enough

Darnasian
Darnasian

@PitchBlack999 Then I misunderstood! Sorry!

dark_being
dark_being

Gamespot, you are way behind! Remedy responded to the leak, saying there are indeed working on a Alan Wake game, but it would not be Alan Wake 2, nor dlc for the original Alan Wake. No more information at the time... But they (Remedy) will announce something soon.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@devrindare You can hate them all you want but this is the gaming business and maybe a game doesn't make a console worth buy but with every exclusive like this one the value of a console grows so maybe that's why Remedy canceled the PC version! Plus it was their choice so you don't really have anything to change their minds even now because before making a decision a company thinks about it and Remedy did so and if they taught it's more profitable and more strategic to release it just on Xbox then it was their decision!

Darnasian
Darnasian

@PitchBlack999 Not that I don't agree with you but @devrindare was talking about Microsoft and the fact that Alan Wake was supposed to be on PC too not just an Xbox 360 and Sony actually never planed to release GOW or Uncharted or Killzone on PC and then canceled them!

HailedJohnDman
HailedJohnDman

@devrindare you probabaly never heard of Halo:Combat evolved?

HailedJohnDman
HailedJohnDman

I loved the first game, cant wait for the next one

kinstar2002
kinstar2002

I think this is great news. The first one felt as if it was a movie then turned into a game. The plot,gameplay, characters, it was all great! I just hope they can make it better next game and not let us down. Im exicted :)

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

I agree with most of the positive postings about Alan Wake on this page. The game was brilliant! The story was interesting but did lack some good characters. The voice acting was really quite good too... but... The downloadable content that followed a few months later was (for me) absolutely terrible! It was far too short and it was just the same thing over and over, which was all mostly about shining a torch on a glowing word to progress forwards! Just as I was getting the hang of it, the DLC came to an end? The first instalment was called "The Signal," and the 2nd was "The Writer," and because of the the disappointment of the 1st, I just couldn't be swayed to buy another... A new Alan Wake would be brilliant and I know that I would purchase it, I just hope any DLC that follows doesn't fail like last time coz I'm well up for it?

devrindare
devrindare

I really hate Remedy when they cancel the PC version of the Alan Wake, only to increase the Xbox360 value to make it sales grow. Everybody knows that a single game not make a console worth a buy. I hate Remedy, I hate Remedy

Kaunte
Kaunte

Remedy confirmed they will be releasing a new Alan Wake game this fall, but it won't be Alan Wake 2, nor it will be DLC for the first game. Kind of makes you wonder what it will be? A Kinect game? A new game with a new Protagonist?

RICHARDuk
RICHARDuk

Cya in Another 6 years later

keech
keech

Really hope this is true. Alan Wake was a fantastic game and It's a shame It got swallowed in the hype of Red Dead Redemption. Alan Wake and Remedy deserve more attention than they got.

JJMikhail
JJMikhail

Hopefully this will give more attention to one of the most underrated games of all time.

indecident
indecident

I sooooo hope this is true. Alan Wake whomped all over Silent Hill and with Resident Evil not being scary for a few years now having a decent AND scary game like Alan Wake is a god send.

darkheath
darkheath

I loved the game as well. But I know one reason it didn't do so well on the market. They released it on the same day that Red Dead Redemption was released! Everyone was talking about RDR and it got lost.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@Kenshiro_Kenoh if you buy all the consoles then nothing will be out of your grasp. Sure you don't have to do it all at launch but if you want all games wait for them to come cheaper. 360 was 300 pounds (or 270 pounds) at launch and now a 250gb model can be found for half that (or a little more with a game) http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/r/xbox/0_0_0/?srcid=369&xtor=AL-1 wait for them to drop in price even further if you want but even if people choose to stick with 1 console it's smart to buy a console close to the end of it's life to try the exclusives as by then all consoles tend to be worth the lowered price for the exclusives alone. Back to topic though, Alan wake was an awesome game. Glad we're getting more as it was good but there's always room for improvement and enjoyment in going back to good games.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

If they are doing another Alan Wake that means we have the fallowing confirmed for E3 for Xbox360: New Ruffian project New Fable game Banjo Kazooie 3 confirmed long time ago by RARE, with 2 other projects one is for Kinect IE Kinect Sports 2......... Codename Kingdoms from Crytek 5 Japanese Kinect titles from the likes of the fallowing: CAPCOM: PacMan/SteelBattalion heavy Armor Kojima: Codename D Grasshopper: Huanted The Makers of Panzer Dragoon Orta: Project Draco 343s project Creative Afinities project 2 New game Stuideo announcements 1 confirmed to be the return of the developers who made Mech Warrior working on a new project for Xbox360, and another for PC. E3 is looking like Xbox360 will dominate this year for sure.

sir00
sir00

My fav game :)

arcadianobr
arcadianobr

maravilha,loucura, beleza se resume alan wake

moh_sakhaii
moh_sakhaii

I just love Sam Lake's every creation, from Max Payne to Alan Wake. He is the master of storytelling and game narration. Bring on the second chapter of this masterpiece.

GameWaiter
GameWaiter

Alan Wake is one of the best game i've played, i like the light and shoot system

Killswitch007
Killswitch007

@nickythenew21 Sure, make the PC version right after making God of War and Uncharted for PC.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

The first one was absolutely fantastic, one of the best 360 games I ever played. I'm definitely looking forward to this. Also, make a PC version, those guys deserve some love!

Skargamer
Skargamer

I loved Alan Wake. Didn't get the DLC though. But the ending was actually quite satisfying. Hope the official announcement comes out!

johnevegas
johnevegas

YES! I LOVED this game. The first took 5 years I think because they changed the whole game along the way a few times. Now they know the overall vision I can see a Alan Wake 2 being even superior to the first and not taking nearly as long to make and is already in production for almost a year too. Also, all the great comments I see, I am not alone. This game was unique, great story and just plain FUN to play and whip that flashlight around.

hunter8man
hunter8man

Finally some good news. Alan Wake was a great game with a captivating story. I would definitely welcome a sequel.

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

Best gaming news of the day, Alan Wake is my most favorite X360 game and among my favorites overall. Great storytelling, gameplay mechanics, everything just felt great. Can't wait for a sequel - please let this be true!

TribesV
TribesV

The first game was great ,except for the fact that they stripped the original game of two chapters just to make extra$.If Remedy follows suit with their next title i won't buy.

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

guess this will take what 5 years to make

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

GREAT NEWS. One of my favorite games of all time!

owermars
owermars

Super news!!!!..... First game was awesome - hope that, second one will be even better!... Come on Remedy! We count on you!.... ;-)

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

I don't know why this game didn't do better, it is probably one of the best survival horror games on the Xbox 360 and unlike a certain Capcom franchise, it actually has some spooky moments and a decent story to boot.

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

I hope so as along as it's well done. I don't wanna be let down as I really enjoyed the first.

ste-g
ste-g

cant wait to hear more about this. i loved the first game just startin my 3rd go on nightmare. It has the best storyline in anygame ive played it does really grab you, cant believe it didnt take more awards. RDR was just gta with horses.

steelmouth
steelmouth

the question is no if it will get a sequel but wen it will get a sequel on the sales part let me apologies to remedy am yet to get ma alan wake copy

02050muh
02050muh

i love how the story fold and suck me in but i hate alan wake ending!!