Alan Wake was a criminally underrated game from Remedy Entertainment that, while revered, didn't get the bright future it deserved. While there are no new Alan Wake 2 announcements on the horizon, the studio is celebrating the game's 10-year anniversary with a special livestream and a few planned surprises.
The studio behind the psychological thriller took to Twitter to tease their upcoming plans to celebrate all things Alan Wake:
We'll be celebrating Alan Wake's 10th anniversary with a stream and other cool stuff which you'll hear more about next week! #10yearsofAlanWake— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) May 8, 2020
We're celebrating the past and looking back: we don't have anything to announce. Thank you, always, for the love 💕 pic.twitter.com/Im3ICEsUWJ
Before anyone gets too excited, the team previously mentioned that though they would love to pursue a sequel, it just didn't work out that way. “We were working on Alan Wake 2 years ago and it just didn’t pan out, so there’s nothing – we’re just booked solid for the next couple of years, really,” said Tomas Puha in an earlier interview. “We do own the Alan Wake IP, but it’s never quite as simple as that, but yeah, we do own it.”
That being said, there is a lot to celebrate about this particular adventure and we can't wait to see what sort of surprises the team has during their reveal. It's possible that the devs might share some never-before-seen footage or concept art from the scrapped sequel, though they did clarify that there are no announcements planned, so again - adjust those sequel reveal expectations otherwise you'll just be disappointed and not be able to enjoy what the team does have to offer.
While we never got to see an Alan Wake 2, fans did see a spin-off with Alan Wake's American Nightmare, but it just wasn't the same especially when looking at that insane cliffhanger the first title left off on. Alan Wake is one of my persona favourite horror experiences of all time so I feel that disappointment that the future of this franchise seems dead but who knows what the future will bring? Crazier things have happened!
- Alan Wake is back in the hands of Remedy, officially
- Remedy opens up on why Alan Wake 2 just didn't pan out
- The Medium is a new psychological horror game that Alan Wake fans will love
What do you think about Alan Wake and the upcoming 10-year anniversary celebration? If you could craft the perfect Alan Wake sequel, what would it be? Sound off with your thoughts by hitting us up over on Twitter @PrimaGames. You can also mosey on over to our game hub here to catch up on the previous happenings via our favorite trapped writer.