In the last year we have witnessed many statements about Alan Wake 2, and now we can add one more, as the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, spoke of this project, noting that the game’s development depends entirely on Remedy Entertainment.
During an interview with Stevivor, Spencer was asked about the possibility of seeing Alan Wake 2 on Xbox One and PC, who took time to answer. “How do I put this? Well, the developer… the developer has to want to make the game,” he said, then being interrupted by one of its public relations agents who ended the interview.
Undoubtedly, this leaves us with more questions, because although Spencer seems open to this idea, we must remember that early 2015 the creative director of Remedy, Sam Lake, revealed the prototype of Alan Wake 2 to Polygon, and at that time, mentioned that Microsoft had no interest in supporting this project.
If we look at the past, we remember that in February Lake explained that Alan Wake 2 is not in development because they have no concept that are completely convinced. “We were looking for him. We were making prototypes. We were making demos and experiencing it,” he said. “Through the discussions, Alan Wake led to the idea of Quantum Break, but felt that Alan Wake would not work at that time, not the way we wanted.”
Meanwhile, Spencer said in January this year, although at that time they were completely focused on Quantum Break, after the release of it he would be open to continue the story of Alan Wake, as long as Remedy was available to do so. “Right now our whole approach is in Remedy in it’s Quantum Break, but when we finish I’m sure we’ll talk about the future,” he said.
Now, where is Alan Wake 2? Remedy has made clear that Alan Wake is one of its most valuable IPs, and they are determined to lock in a sequel in the future.