Remedy's creative director Sam Lake has taken to video form to discuss concerns from fans that their next title in-development isn't an Alan Wake sequel, but instead an entirely new IP. While the news of the decision didn't mould well with Remedy fans, the direct approach does help somewhat.
Lake took to the video to outline that while the studio worked hard to create a sequel to the psychological action thriller, certain requirements didn't "fall in to place," outlining that the right partners and funding were needed to create an Alan Wake 2. With the tepid response that Alan Wake received on launch - now passing 3 million sales since that time - the decision was made to instead move onto a new IP, Lake stating that "the time wasn't right".
"When the game was released, that was not the case immediately," he said. "Even though we worked hard on it, the sequel was not happening. The time was not right for it. Sure we could have gone ahead and created something less ambitious, but we felt that would not have done justice to you guys, to us. We want to be really proud of everything we create. Certainly, it wouldn't have done justice to Alan Wake."
During yesterday's Xbox One reveal, Remedy took to the stage to introduce their newest IP, Quantum Break. While this means that a sequel to Alan Wake has been pushed to the back burner for now, Lake revealed that a new Humble Bundle is available to purchase that includes a Collertor's Edition of Alan Wake featuring various extras and the game's soundtrack. Additionally, sales are available on all Alan Wake titles and avatar items on Xbox Live.
Check out the announcement below for the full message on Remedy's plans for the future.