Quantum Break, Alan Wake Dev Teases New Game
"There’s a prototype, and we’re talking to publishers right now."
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Quantum Break and Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment has multiple games in development right now. First, the studio is working with Korean developer Smilegate on the campaign for CrossFire 2. The other new game is something that's more "far off" and only in the prototyping stage.
Remedy communications boss Thomas Puha told Game Informer that Remedy has at least two internal development teams. One is working on CrossFire 2 and the other is developing the secretive project.
"The other team is working on something that's pretty far off," he explained. "It's in the conceptual stage."
Though it's early days, there is already a prototype and Remedy is shopping it around to publishers, though none were named in the report. Remedy is an independent developer. The Finnish studio worked most recently with Microsoft on the time-bending action game Quantum Break.
Puha wouldn't say if this is a brand-new game or a sequel to something it made before. He did, however, talk about how the Quantum Break and Alan Wake endings leave room for potential sequels.
"There was a lot of discussion about the ending at the studio," he explained. "Some people really like it. Some people thought we should close it. I think it gives kind of a definite end, but what [Remedy director Sam Lake] has said, when we made the first Max Payne, everyone was killed. So when we had to make a sequel, we had to ask, 'Where should we start?' When Alan Wake was made and Quantum Break was made, there was a lot of thought put into leaving strands open so if the opportunity presented itself, we could make another game."
Also in the interview, Puha talked about how Remedy wants to make games "faster" going forward. "No one at the company wants to spend four or five years making a single thing. It burns people out, and you just want to ship games," he explained.
Go to Game Informer to read the full interview.
In other related news, Quantum Break is coming to Steam and physical retailers on PC in September.
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