We Might Get An Alan Wake Sequel Once Quantum Break Is Released, So…Never. We’ll Never Get An Alan Wake Sequel.

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Remedy will work on Quantum Break for time eternal, but then might work on Alan Wake after that.

The delay of Quantum Break earlier this year really broke me, guys.  Here’s one of my most anticipated games of the entire generation, first revealed over two years ago, once again getting delayed again.  I know video games are hard to create and take forever to do well, but I just want to play Remedy’s new freaking game already.  Is that so much to ask?  Apparently, as I won’t get a chance to get my hands on it for at least another year or so…or maybe it will just keep getting delayed year after year until the point in which the sun blows up and all life on the Planet Earth will cease to exist.  That’s a possibility too.

But if Quantum Break does ever come out, then at least we have a potential Alan Wake sequel to look forward to, right?  That’s according to a new interview with creative director Sam Lake over at Polygon, who is currently working hard on finishing up Quantum Break we think/hope.  Lake makes sure to mention that all efforts at the studio right now are being focused on QB, but doesn’t make the possibility of another installment in the Alan Wake universe seem so far fetches.  In fact, Alan Wake was built from the get-go to support sequels, and that plan hasn’t changed much at all through the years.  Said Lake:

For Alan Wake, from the get-go, we assumed there was going to be a sequel and we mapped things further out when it came to character, story, details and focus changes. We knew we would have to iterate and refine, but there was always a rough road map there.  I do hope we get an opportunity to work on Alan Wake 2. I want to do more Wake at some point..We are living in Quantum Break land and enjoying ourselves, but at the same time we are in a place where we are starting to look into the future and starting to have discussions about what is next…We are discussing the possibility of an Alan Wake sequel with multiple partners, but nothing has been decided.

Concept art from a prototype for the game.

Concept art from a prototype for the game.

Interestingly enough, a prototype for the game was built before Quantum Break caught the attention of the team at Remedy, and I highly suggest you read the full piece over at Polygon to learn more about the Alan Wake 2 that could have been…and possibly still could be.  Do you want an Alan Wake sequel?  Let us know in the comments.  Considering the work flow of Remedy, you’ll have years and years to decide before the game even hits the market.


  • Jared Russo

    ROFL it’s okay Matt, I’m here for you. We can both be sad together