Alan Wake 2 Is Close To Completion According To New Report


Remedy’s Alan Wake 2 is close to completion, according to XboxEra co-founder Nick Baker.

It’s been a while since we last heard about the Alan Wake sequel. Even longer still, since we dreamed of getting an actual sequel. So far, since 2010, we have been there thinking of what a sequel to Alan Wake would be like. Thirteen years later and we are still wondering.

All things considered, this development is still a positive point. That is because there was a time that people believed Alan Wake 2 might not even see the light of day. The original game was not considered a financial success even though it had high reviews and multiple awards. Some blame this for releasing the game beside Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption, which was another stand-out game at the time.

When it was announced that Alan Wake 2 was being developed in the 2021 Game Awards, fans got excited. So did I. Just to help with the hype, Remedy did release Alan Wake Remastered in the same year.

After that, we’ve got only a few bits and pieces of information about the upcoming game.

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XboxEra co-founder Nick Baker posted on Twitter that Alan Wake 2 is getting close to being done. He said:

I’m hearing Alan Wake 2 is pretty far along and will be a true next gen showcase. Seems that Fortnite money is going a long way

Other than being ‘pretty far along,’ his post also highlights that the new game is being published by Epic Games. The game publisher also released the highly popular free-to-play battle royale online game Fortnite.

It’s hard to tell what ‘pretty far along’ also means because we have heard similar news before. Just this February, we reported that the game was already fully playable but it still needs a lot of polish.

For now, we can just presume that it’s on track to be released within the year. Although, I still can’t hold my breath waiting for it since they haven’t even started some form of marketing campaign for the game yet. It’s possible that they want it ready before they show anything to the public. Makes me think that there is some form of beta version available out there somewhere.

Would definitely like to get my controls on that. Remedy hasn’t failed me yet… unless I count Crossfire X which feels like a misfire since that was made with another developer, SmileGate. Nevertheless, everything that Remedy had done since Max Payne on the PC in 2001 was an absolute experience.

Alan Wake 2 Is Close To Completion For A 2023 Release

Alan Wake 2 Is Close To Completion According To New Report

Credit: Remedy Entertainment

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I do wonder if Alan Wake 2 would incorporate stories from their 2019 hit, Control, since there are story elements that do connect both franchises especially with the AWE expansion.

The mystery that surrounds Alan Wake was what captured gamers and audiences (we honor backseat gamers here as well) in the first place. Could the sequel pick up after the events of Alan Wake: American Nightmare?

However, unlike the first game, the sequel was announced to be Remedy’s first ever survival horror game during The Game Awards. At the time, a short teaser trailer was presented featuring Wake in both New York City and the Pacific Northwest setting.

Will the game retain its episodic format? The original game felt like you were watching a TV show with that feeling of Twin Peaks or The Twilight Zone. Each new episode is a new chapter in Wake’s nightmare story.

Currently, AMC is in the process of developing a TV series that draws inspiration from the original game. It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time that the game has been adapted for television. Previously, a web series called Bright Falls was produced to promote the game, and it serves as a prequel to the events depicted in the game.

The sequel, Alan Wake 2, is scheduled to be released within the year on PC, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5. But as things are going now, that release might just be on December 31st, if only to be true to the year. Hopefully sooner.

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