Fans of the Alan Wake series have been waiting years now for a sequel to the fantastic original, though we still haven’t gotten any concrete info on when and if it will happen. However, Remedy Entertainment’s Creative Director Sam Lake recently spoke about the game at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris.
Lake said that, “We tried to create Alan Wake 2 right after Alan Wake, and obviously you need the right partner. You need the right funding. You need the right concept.”
“Alan Wake, in some ways, for Remedy is really valuable. It’s our own IP. We own Alan Wake. So maybe there’s also a bit of extra carefulness in making sure that all the elements are right for the success of a sequel. And it just didn’t seem like we were getting it started in the right way.”
He finishes by saying that, “I think that it as been, in a way, fortunate, because, you know, we have been iterating the idea of what an Alan Wake sequel could be, and along the way there has been much better ideas that what the concept coming out of Alan Wake was for the sequel.”
While Alan Wake 2 may still be years off especially when considering the first game had such a long development cycle, Remedy’s Quantum Break is set to launch exclusively for the Xbox One on April 5.