Development on Alan Wake 2 is going “really well,” according to creative director Sam Lake, but fans shouldn’t expect to hear any more details about the game anytime soon.
As part of an Alan Wake anniversary update video, Lake explained that the team is deep into production on the project. However, due to the fact that it takes “several months of work” to create a polished trailer and demo, Remedy will not show the game this summer.
“Everything with the development of Alan Wake 2 is going very well,” said Lake. “We’re deep into production, we’ve got a lot of material, and a lot of the game is playable. But we’ve been talking for the last couple of months, and we’ve made a decision here at Remedy, along with our wonderful publisher, Epic Games, that we’re not going to show anything major this year.” summer”.
Remedy did, however, share some glimpses of new Alan Wake 2 concept art and elaborate on some of the philosophy behind the sequel regarding its protagonist. Lake said that Alan Wake 2 will add more depth to the character and also push him further than ever before. Lake said that “running a character through the wringer” is an important part of telling a horror story, and that’s part of what Alan Wake 2 sets out to do.
In addition to an update to Alan Wake 2, Remedy announced that the recently released remaster of the original Alan Wake is also coming to Nintendo Switch. That news isn’t too surprising, as the game was rated for Switch in the fall of last year. A release date for the Switch version was not announced. Alan Wake Remastered includes the base game and the two DLC expansions, The Signal and The Writer, as well as enhanced visuals.
Alan Wake 2 was announced at The Game Awards 2021 and is scheduled for release in 2023 in association with Epic Games. The game will be Remedy’s first full survival horror experience.
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