Alan Wake was surely one of 2010’s best games. Released in May 2010, the game has become a cult classic. Alan Wake is set in the picturesque town of Bright Falls, where writer Alan Wake and his wife have taken a vacation, and as you can imagine this being a survival horror game, things quickly take a turn for the sinister.
You see, Alan Wake soon finds himself on a quest to find his wife, who has mysteriously disappeared as scary undead creatures known as “the Taken” have taken over the town. And one of the cool things about taking the Taken down was that this involved using a flashlight as a weapon, surely a first for a video game…
And those missing Alan Wake’s third-person gameplay and atmosphere, and who were longing to replay the game, or those simply wanting to find out what all the fuss is about (and why this game is considered a cult classic) are in luck, as a remaster of the game titled Alan Wake Remastered is coming on October 5 this year.
The original Alan Wake was not released on PlayStation consoles for some reason (it only came out on PC and Xbox 360), but the remaster will be hitting the PS4 and PS5 aside from the Xbox One and Xbox Series X, as well as PC, as was recently reported on Polygon.
“The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for a visual impact that matches its unnerving atmosphere”, said Finnish developer Remedy of the remaster.
This is the first time that Alan Wake will be available on PlayStation consoles too, although some people may be disappointed by the fact that Alan Wake Remastered will only be available on PC via the Epic Games Store, and not Steam.
This is not surprising taking into account that Remedy and Epic have partnered for several AAA game projects, and Epic Games will be publishing an unannounced game by Remedy which apparently went into “full production” this summer, as covered on PC Gamer.
This is believed to be the Alan Wake sequel fans have been demanding for years, something which video game reporter Jeff Grubb says is indeed the case, as the man claimed on Giant Bomb’s Grubbsnax show (via GameSpot).
“They’re planning an Alan Wake sequel. They are working with Epic Games on producing an Alan Wake 2, or at least it’s in the planning stages. So does that turn into anything concrete and real? I’m hopeful. I think so. I don’t imagine it will get derailed”, said Grubb.
Remedy Entertainment (Remedy for short) has shown an interest in making an Alan Wake sequel for a very long time, so it makes sense that one of their projects together with Epic Games would be Alan Wake 2.
Actually, back in 2015 a concept video emerged for an Alan Wake sequel, although it’s very unlikely that Alan Wake 2 (if it’s actually in production now) will look like what is seen in this video, given how much time has passed and how much technology and gameplay has moved on since then.
Also, a TV show based on the game was announced in 2018.
Meanwhile, Remedy boss Sam Lake reiterated his desire to make another Alan Wake game the following year, something that could finally be happening now.
So if it’s confirmed that Alan Wake 2 is indeed being made then that’s one game that many will be looking forward to whatever year it’s released in, that’s for sure. For the time being, though, there’s Alan Wake Remastered to look forward to, which will see a release on October 5, and which should keep Remedy fans happy until their next big game (hopefully Alan Wake 2) hits the shelves.