In a blog post on its official site, Remedy Entertainment confirms that the studio is currently working on two new projects and neither of them are related in any way to Alan Wake.
Remedy Entertainment has had a great 2016 so far, releasing the stylish time-bending action shooter Quantum Break to high praise from critics and also successfully blending together television and video games into one package. Known for stylish actions games like Max Payne, Alan Wake, and the aforementioned Quantum Break, the studio isn’t waiting around and is instead diving head first into not one but two new projects.
In a State of the Studio blog post on Remedy Entertainment‘s official site, Head of Communications, Thomas Puha, confirmed that the studio has expanded into two development teams and that work has begun on two new projects. One of the projects has been in development “for a while now” and Remedy has partnered up with a new publisher, instead of Microsoft who typically handles publishing duties. The second game is still in the early concept phase, and the studio hopes to begin working on sometime in the future.
Even with the news that Remedy has begun work on two new projects, Puha confirmed that the studio will continue to support Quantum Break and isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon. Considering that the game turned out to be the biggest selling new IP for Microsoft in this console generation, it makes sense that support would continue.
Lastly, with fans hoping that one of those projects is for a new entry within the Alan Wake franchise, Puha made sure to set fan expectations and confirmed that neither title has anything to do with that IP. The studio is looking to ways to deliver more Alan Wake stories, though from the blog post, it seems this is more likely done through a different medium such as a comic book, digital short, or other various ways.
One of the major knocks against the studio is with regards to its typically longer development cycles for the upcoming games. Alan Wake took the studio five years to develop and release, while Quantum Break also hit numerous delays before eventually launching on the Xbox One and PC a couple months ago. Puha believes that having two teams working on projects will help the studio not only produce more games, but also get them out more often.
With this news, it seems that Alan Wake fans are once again doomed to wait for an announcement that may never come, though that isn’t due to a lack of trying. Last year, it was reported that development for Alan Wake 2 was under way at Remedy with a prototype even being created. Ultimately, it wasn’t meant to be as the game was cancelled and reworked into the downloadable title Alan Wake American Nightmare.
Would you like to see Remedy take another stab at the Alan Wake franchise, or are you excited to see what the studio comes up with in these two new games? Feel free to sound off in the comments below.
Remedy Entertainment‘s latest release is Quantum Break, which is available for PC and Xbox One.
Source: Remedy Entertainment