Remedy not finished with Alan Wake

Company CEO Matias Myllyrinne confirms that studio has "put things into motion" for new entry in franchise; hints that next game to be released digitally.

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Alan Wake developer Remedy has more in store for its psychological thriller series beyond next week's Alan Wake's American Nightmare. Speaking with gaming blog Joystiq, Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne said plans for a new game in the franchise are already "in motion."

The author hero's journey isn't over just yet.

The developer said its main focus presently is finishing Alan Wake's American Nightmare and releasing it later this month, but the company is also looking to its future.

"It's too early to talk about what our next move is, but we've obviously put things into motion," he said. "We're crowd pleasers, we'll do what the audience wants, 'cause usually that's the good business move as well."

Myllyrinne also dropped a hint that the studio's next title will be released digitally, as opposed to on-disc at retail.

"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 for years and years," he said.

The original Alan Wake is due out on the PC on February 16, with American Nightmare following on February 22 on Xbox Live. For more on the latest game in the series, check out GameSpot's most recent preview of American Nightmare.

Discussion

40 comments
projectpat72988
projectpat72988

I can't help but laugh at the BS in this article. Is this some ridiculous attempt at making the casual gamer think they are out to please people and not just rip us off? Giving us what we want? Seriously? As if Alan Wake fans want some over priced DLC 2 years after the first game came out instead of full fledged Alan Wake 2 on a disc. This release is completely pointless to anyone who is a fan of the game. Yeah it might be a little bit of fun here, but don't come on with that BS like you think this is what the audience wants. It did not take 5 year to make this game it took so long because they played around and never got it done. Hilarious how they turn the series into this ripoff direction and at the same time try to act like they are doing us a favor. Then at the end of the day this game will have less emphasis on story which is what MAKES Alan Wake and takes place TWO YEARS later. WTF happened in those 2 years? I don't expect them to even touch on that either.

Warlockofhell
Warlockofhell

Is it me or an accent is put on the words ''move'' and ''motion''... A subtle way to announce a Kinect game?

mutley89
mutley89

OMG I didn't know Alan wake for PC was coming in 2 days! Man that's some good news right there :- )

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

meh, after playing the DLC portion of the game...i realized its just more of the same. Like any good mystery, its magic really only lasts the first run thru

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@lusafis518 1.5mbs is about 5 gigs an hour, most games are around 4.8 gigs. Considering that unless you live next do to a video game shop it often takes longer than an hour to get dressed, drive to the store, buy the game, then drive back home. So really, downloading is often faster than going to get something. Further more you can do something else at home or where you need to go/be while your game downloads instead of having all that time tied up by going to get the game physically.

Vambran
Vambran

not a big fan of Alan wake going to DLC only.

lusafis518
lusafis518

some people around here have caps on there internet speeds and still running 1,5meg connections because a faster speed is not offered, how is this quicker for the people with a slow internet speed it will take hours upon hours to download

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

why not make the next Alan Wake the game you intended; open world, and on the next Xbox instead of more of the same. Alan Wake was not a commercial success. I don't see the point in continuing along this path.

ProMethUse
ProMethUse

digital's fine with me... although they should take into consideration releasing a physical copy as well, which is always better than digital :D

SolidSnakeUS42
SolidSnakeUS42

I hope they do come out with American Nightmare for the PC. Please god don't leave PC out of the loop this time. No more BS about piracy or possible loss of sales.

foxrock66
foxrock66

... I want AW 2. Not another "bite sized chunk" of digitally distributed nonsense

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I loved Alan Wake and really thought it was a bit underrated. It was really immersive and had some of the best lighting I've seen in games, next to Uncharted 2.

floridadragon67
floridadragon67

I don't mind digital games, but they aren't cheaper. At least not when they first come out. As for saving space, I don't know, but u don't save much space when you have to download everybody elses digital service. You have to have Steam for some games, origin for others (i.e. EA games and their affiliates), and then you have to have one for Amazon (not sure about gamestop or anybody else, just who I have dealt with). So the space you save you lose with 20 different digital services. I do like the speed factor, but hate not having the instuctions right in front of u. And the game prices seem to drop quicker (especially on Steam).

mattg90520
mattg90520

I dont see why there so much hate towards digital. Honestly, who cares how you get the games? PC games used to come on disc, now its digital. Honestly, its quicker and saves more space, plus its cheaper.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Digital games should never hit consoles. The day Digital games become the main source of games on consoles is the day consoles become nothing but PC's with crappier hardware and different coding. And thats the direction consoles are going in at the moment anyways. Also, Remedy should try something else other then Alan Wake, work on a new IP. They obviously won't though. What else can we expect in 2012.

Pickleking23
Pickleking23

I wish to have a full fledged sequel but I still like this idea because now it won't take forever to see more Alan Wake games. I just hope they don't milk it and know when to bring it to an end.

Gasakon
Gasakon

wut about the pc version ?!?!

Henninger
Henninger

Well i wont b getting this game when it drops. I dont do digital only releases. & watch it'll b a full 60 bucks.

amin7224
amin7224

when it wanna come to PC?

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Apparently this guy is drugs and does the opposite of what he says. Please the crowd, hey jackwagon, we want a normal disc based sequel already. Thats its, not you pYssy footing around, dropping spin off this, digital only that.

Ugotes
Ugotes

I was hoping that Remedy was secretly working an a full fledged Alan Wake 2 game will making this American Nightmare digital game. Apparently this is not the case at all. :(

nick280455
nick280455

no remedy please enough with the digital i want an alan wake 2 on a retail game disc.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

i want this game so bad but no one sells it new. i guess i will give in to gamestop saying "BUY IT USED!" ugh, but amazon has it for 20... looking there.

xdude85
xdude85

I hope it's Alan Wake 2 and not another DLC.

moh_sakhaii
moh_sakhaii

@mickyfinn84 Yeah me too. I want to see Alan Wake 2 in retail rather than another short iteration in digital.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

The game was good but it has almost no replay value.

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

I'd rather see a full-fledged Alan Wake 2 than another small downloadable title where the focus isn't on story. I'm sure American Nightmare is going to be really fun, but the original Alan Wake was a unique masterpiece.

Subterranean500
Subterranean500

Looking forward to Alan Wake 2, and American Nightmare! :)

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

If you're crowd pleasers then please make Alan Wake 2, not bite-size chunks of overpriced digital downloads.

wolfbm
wolfbm

im sorry but I beat the first one and it never really clicked with me. I even got the bonus dlc missions with my game and just couldn't get myself to go back into it. I know I will probably get down rated for this but not every game is for everyone and those who like it looks like good news for you but it isn't for me.

ebrezzy1
ebrezzy1

alan wake in bit sized bits is better then no alan wake at all i guess

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I'm happy to see they will have a sequel in the series and hope it might be the last sort of, but just like this one I will not be getting this one at all because I like having the physical copy of a game rather then the Digital Download. So Remedy Entertainment please change your minds on this please, if not I'm going to pass on it. So peace and chicken grease

pokecharm
pokecharm

at first I thought they meant the game wasn't done, but now I get it - so far, I'd be happier with a full release, but isn't that always the way. These DLCs feel like teases a lot of the time :P

nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim moderator

@Icehearted Good comparison. I liked Bioshock 2, but it was not as good of a game in my mind as the original. In fact, it seemed like a pretty big stretch of the lore/canon. (Wait, this other villainous antagonist existed and I never ran across any hints of her in the entire first game?) Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed Bioshock 2 a lot and I'm sure that if Remedy decides to continue Alan Wake I'll enjoy the next game to feature him as well. But the magic wasn't quite the same with Bioshock 2 because the story felt stretched and farfetched due to the need to transform a game clearly intended to be a one-shot into a continued series. With both games, Bioshock and Alan Wake, the magic wasn't so much in the gameplay itself (though both contained some innovative attributes with Plasmids and the Flashlight respectively) but it was the tightness of the storyline and narrative that made them gems.

Icehearted
Icehearted

@nocoolnamejim You sound exactly like I did when I read about BioShock 2.

nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim moderator

Hmm. I loved the original Alan Wake more than just about every other game of this current generation so far, but I'm not terribly pleased with this decision. Hear me out. Original Alan Wake seemed like it was very much envisioned to be a single one-off. The story revolves strongly about Wake being a writer. Unless there is more than one ancient demonic-like entity just waiting for a writer to come along, it seems to be a stretch to continue this series beyond what has already happened with the first game and the DLC. I think Remedy created a gem of a game here, but it strikes me that with the setting and the story to date trying to find something else for Alan to be the main protagonist in seems like more than a little bit of a stretch. Exactly how many supernatural, slumbering forces can one everyday sort of writer happen to blunder into on his vacations? Remedy has absolutely earned some awesome brownie points with this sort of gamer, but I'd be happier hearing that they'd finished up Alan's story and were starting up with a new IP.

Agent-M
Agent-M

I thought Alan Wake was a great game, so a sequel is certainly wanted, but if Remedy thinks I am going to want to download the game instead of physically owning it, they are sadly mistaken. The thing with digital content is that the people supplying it to you won't do so forever. Lets say 8 years down the road you want to go retro and play Alan Wake, but you discover that you can't because your hard drive is corrupted - Well you are screwed and have no way of obtaining the game. Now if you own the physical copy then you can play any time you want, even 20 years down the road. Physical products for me please!

firedrakes
firedrakes

am happy. but with this company and alan wake it taken way to long

delusional696
delusional696

This isn't surprising but I'm happy to have it confirmed.

BlueTurtz
BlueTurtz

@mattg90520 It's not "digital" we're hating on. Its that the developers want to put out more smaller titles like American Nightmare instead of a full fleged Alan Wake 2