This year’s Alan Wake saw generally positive reception among critics. While some found Wake to be mildly underwhelming, others saw it as a very powerful exclusive entry on the Xbox 360. Remedy says that the next Alan Wake (were they to do one) would also be a 360 exclusive.
He went on to say that the most to expect would be a PC release, alongside the 360 version. In a recent interview, taken from Euro Gamer, Franchise Development head Oskari Häkkinen addresses the exclusivity of the game, as well as it’s relationship with the publisher. Hit the break for more information.
The development head told Euro Gamer:
“With Microsoft Game Studios it’s Xbox exclusive, or it’s Xbox and PC. Please don’t put that Alan Wake 2 is going to come out on PC, because that might not be true! Either is a possibility. Microsoft put a lot of beef behind the title for it to be an exclusive for the 360. They feel it’s an important title for their portfolio. It fits into their portfolio among other games like Gears of War, Halo and Forza. They think of their first-party games as a package and a portfolio for the 360. My understanding is we have a great fit in that portfolio as well.”
While there is no confirmation on an Alan Wake 2, he went on to say:
“For both our publisher Microsoft and for Remedy, we’re still in a launch phase,The game just came out. We are still monitoring the main game. We’re working hard on the DLC, We’re working full steam ahead here. We’re a team of around about 50 people. We’ve still got plenty to do. Being in this launch phase at the moment, we haven’t had a chance to get out to Redmond, Microsoft Game Studios, and discuss anything further of how we move on. But I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t continue with Microsoft with a full-blown sequel for Alan Wake. We definitely want to do it. We have great ideas for it. There’s certainly a want, and that want is I believe from both sides. Right now I can’t confirm anything.”
Alan Wake did not perform very well commercially, and this undoubtedly makes many fans wary about the future of the franchise. Despite this, Remedy has came forward saying that the possibility of a sequel is quite real.