Alan Wake Dev in Talks Over Xbox One Port
Remedy is "discussing this possibility" right now with Microsoft.
Although nothing has been decided yet, Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment is currently speaking with Microsoft about the possibility of bringing 2010's psychological thriller Alan Wake to Xbox One.
"I would love that to happen," Remedy creative director Sam Lake said in an interview with Polygon. "Nothing has happened yet, but we are discussing this possibility with Microsoft. I hope it happens, we'll see."
If Alan Wake were to come to Xbox One, it would also likely include the game's 2012 follow-up, American Nightmare, Lake added.
It's not all that surprising to hear an Xbox One version of Alan Wake might be in the cards. After all, a recent Microsoft survey suggested that the company was exploring a remastered Xbox One version of the original as a pre-order incentive for Quantum Break. That game was recently delayed to 2016.
Looking beyond a port of Alan Wake, Remedy said this week that it is also hopeful that it will get to make Alan Wake 2 some day. The developer even released an extended gameplay prototype video that it showed to possible publishing partners, including Microsoft and others.
Now, Lake has teased that Alan Wake 2--should it ever come to frution--could see a multiplatform release. While the original game was only released for Xbox and PC, a possible sequel could end up on whatever platforms that make the most sense.
"When it comes to sequels it's our thing, we can do whatever makes sense and what's best for the franchise overall," Lake said.
"But obviously it depends on many different things. I think that regardless of the platform, a good sequel--while it continues the story of the original one--it's still something that someone who hasn't played the original one can enjoy and jump on board and dive into the setting and the world and enjoy themselves."
The Alan Wake franchise, comprising the original game and American Nightmare, has sold more than 4.5 million copies.