Sam Lake Still Wants To Work On Alan Wake 2
Remedy Entertainment is now once again the owner of the intellectual property of Alan Wake, so it's free to do whatever it wants to do on the franchise going forward. What if that 'whatever' plan includes a sequel to the much-appreciated PC and Xbox 360 action-adventure game?
Sam Lake, creative director at the Finnish software house, has expressed his will to work on Alan Wake 2 multiple times and has done that one more time in an interview with IGN. Lake precised that things have to be "aligned" before that can happen, though.
"I want to make it. It's a curious thing," Lake said. "At this point, so much time has passed. I feel that the bar is higher in some ways. It needs to be done right if it's ever done. Everything needs to click into place, which is hard to make it happen."
"So many things, for these big games to be greenlit, need to be aligned. But I'm hoping that someday...," he added, which gives you an idea of how the game doesn't exist yet and development on it is still ways off. However, it also remarks that next time he has to pitch something, that 'something' could be Alan Wake 2.
It's worth noting that Lake reminded how things have changed since the release of the original Alan Wake. He said that the bar has been raised and perhaps he is referring to stuff like Death Stranding being on its way, and maybe even the incoming Control from Remedy itself, since he has recently received the visit of Hideo Kojima upon his invite.
It's clear that Remedy wants to work on a new title in the series but has two things to happen before it can start making it. It has to be greenlit at an executive level, and that's something that could be done as soon as the TV show in the works proves popular, and it has to be able to achieve the right level of quality.
Hopefully, that can happen right after Control or even after a remaster or remake of the original Alan Wake.