Alan Wake 2 announced for PS5

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Alan Wake 2 announced for PS5

A new survival horror experience from Remedy, coming 2023.

Alan Wake was the first Remedy Entertainment game where we were planning on a sequel already when working on the first game. It was a lesson learned from Max Payne, our breakout hit game, where the idea of a sequel never crossed our minds before the game was out. With Max Payne, it all worked out great in the end, even if the first story wasn’t planned with a follow-up in mind. But so, with Alan Wake, we were thinking about a sequel early on.

When we, at the end of the game, left Alan Wake off in the supernatural nightmare dimension of the Dark Place, it felt like a fitting end to our horror story, but also like a cool cliffhanger of things to come. Alan Wake is about the laws of drama, and we knew that for the story to continue, for Alan Wake to survive, it would have to be a hard journey for him. We didn’t know that it was going to be a hard journey for us at Remedy as well. But looking back now, it’s clear that it had to be a hard journey, because if anything, Alan Wake is about the struggle to create a work of art. Fiction becoming reality. And it’s also the reason, for its themes of an artist’s process, that Alan Wake has always meant the world to me.

Images within this article are from CG trailer, not actual gameplay.

For over a decade, after Alan Wake, in between every project we have made, I have eagerly worked on Alan Wake 2 with a small core team, dreaming up different incarnations of the concept. But getting a large game project funded and greenlit is a complex effort that depends on many things, some of which are beyond our control. We never gave up hope. If anything, we grew more determined as years passed. Each version of the concept felt better than the previous one. It is easy to feel happy and excited now that Alan Wake 2 is finally happening based on our latest iteration of the concept, and not the ones that came before that. We’re so happy to be at this point, after so much hard work, sharing our excitement with you.

With Control, our game from 2019, we established the Remedy Connected Universe, where both Control and Alan Wake exist in the same universe. AWE, the second expansion of Control, builds a crossover event between the two games, and hints of things to come. Control was the first Remedy Universe game on PlayStation. And after it, we had the perfect opportunity to release Alan Wake Remastered also on PlayStation this fall. It’s been wonderful to see so many of you visit the small town of Bright Falls for the first time.

I also want to make it clear that playing our previous games is not required in any way to fully enjoy Alan Wake 2, but to those interested it will add to the backstory of it.

We have now announced Alan Wake 2. This is a monumental moment for us at Remedy. For me personally. Leading up to the announcement, our internal codename for the sequel has been Project Big Fish. David Lynch has said: “Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper.” Alan Wake 2 is our big fish. We are diving deeper than ever, into an ocean of darkness.

Whereas the first Alan Wake had horror elements in it, it was an action game. Alan Wake 2 is Remedy’s first survival horror game. Our take on the genre. Our opportunity to truly connect the gameplay and the story. It is a deep, layered mystery. So, Alan Wake 2 confirmed and coming in 2023 presented by Epic Games Publishing. Thank you, our long-standing fans, this is what you have been waiting for, and welcome to those who are just discovering Alan Wake’s story.

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  • Best reveal by far. Just hoping for an American Nightmare port of some kind now.

  • It is a breath of fresh air to experience survival horror game once again. Last game that i could remember playing was Silent Hill 2. Unfortunately i didn’t get to finish Alan Wake during XB360 era. But now that it’s back on current gen, i might as well catching up before Alan Wake 2 comes out. Thanks Sam and the Remedy team for working tirelessly to realize your vision of this highly anticipated game. All the best.

  • This is my dream since 2011, thank you.

    It was really strange to me why the best exclusive game on xbox had to wait so long to get a sequel, i mean it was so iconic, like how uncharted was for the playstation.
    I respected the xbox after playing it, and i thought they were really on to something, then… nothing.
    Worse even, they gave up the rights to the game ?!

    Would playstation do that to one of their exclusives ?
    I can’t believe the amount of disrespect that Xbox has shown to this game, no vision and no brain, quit honestly…

  • Я дуже хочу побачити, що за горор-гру готує для нас Remedy. Першу частину Alan Wake я пройшов у 2011 році на Xbox 360, це було неймовірно захопливе видовище! Тому я дуже чекаю 2023 року, щоб подивитися, що іще для нас готує Remedy.

    I would love to see horror game from Remedy. First part of Alan Wake was beated by me in far 2011 on Xbox 360, that was awesome experience! So I am very excited to see what Remedy cooking for us in 2023.

  • Hopefully this will be much bigger and better than the 1st one.

  • This is so exciting to read. I loved Alan Wake and really loved the Old House & Jesse in Control. Remedy creates amazing characters, so glad to continue Alan Wake’s story. I do still need to play the AWE, I will very soon!

  • The survival aspect of the previous game was hands down the worse part of the game. I hope it’s not going to be a resource management system. I loved the action with the flashlight and hope it will be refined and lot let go.

  • Not actual game play……

  • Already planning a sequal must be good

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