Alan Wake 2 could be multi-platform

By Sven Boonen – 21st April 2015
Alan Wake 2 could be multi-platform

According to an interview conducted by Polygon, Remedy Entertainment is currently in talks with Microsoft to bring 2010’s psychological horror thriller Alan Wake to the Xbox One.

Sam Lake, the chief creative officer over at Remedy Entertainment, told Polygon that he would “love an Xbox One version of Alan Wake to happen”.

While the Alan Wake franchise is owned by Remedy, the title was published by Microsoft. When Brian Crecente asked Lake if the original game could make its way to the PlayStation 4 or Wii U, he replied with the following statement:

Alan Wake showing up on the PlayStation 4 or Wii U is highly unlikely, but that’s not the case for the game’s sequel.”

Lake also said that the team would love to return to the Alan Wake IP for a sequel once Quantum Break is completed.

Should Microsoft not pick up Alan Wake 2, the studio is more than willing to take roads like Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight, which caused the original Alan Wake along with its spin-off American Nightmare to get released on the PC.

Lake would love for newcomers to the series to be able to enjoy the sequel as well, which he clarified as such:

“When it comes to sequels, it’s our thing. We can do whatever makes sense and what’s best for the franchise overall,” Lake stated. “But obviously it depends on many different things. I think that regardless of the platform, a good sequel — while it continues the story of the original one — is still something that someone who hasn’t played the original one can enjoy and jump on board and dive into the setting and the world and enjoy themselves. It’s not like a potential sequel of Alan Wake would be only something that someone who has already played everything in the Alan Wake franchise can enjoy.”

Sven Boonen

Sven is a passionate multimedia journalist who loves to present his readers the latest information on their favorite video games, television series, movies and comic books.