"For its first half-year period of 2019, Remedy Entertainment Plc records approximately 2.5 million euros of royalties from previously released games as one-time income," says the announcement. "In relation to this, the publishing rights of Alan Wake games are reverted to Remedy."
While the financial bonus doesn't do much for Remedy's bottom line, it's a welcome addition to the monetary portfolion for 2019, and will undoubtedly assist them in the development of their future titles, such as Control and - maybe - Alan Wake 2.
There's not much info given otherwise, short of this announcement itself, but it does signify good news for Remedy. Let us see what they do with it.
Look, the Sony stuff is just my made up speculation, but could an acquisition arms race, be starting? Look, the lem in me would be salty over this (not really, because I would still be able to play the games, its fun being a gainfully employed adult human) because I do not consider Remedy an equal trade for Ninja Theory, but part of me cant wait to see what happens.
There had to have been a reason for MS to not publish Alan Wake, and to cut ties with Remedy like this, when it seemed like Remedy was the one that wanted the relationship to continue. They arent stupid, and our speculation isnt anything that they havent thought of.