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Updates on Alan Wake on the game’s 12th anniversary

Watch the video with Sam Lake, Ilkka Villi and Matthew Porretta now!

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May 16, 2022
Vida Starčević, Remedy Entertainment

This Saturday, May 14th, marked twelve years since the release of Alan Wake. Thank you for staying in the light with us for over a decade!

Twelve isn’t as big an anniversary as ten or fifteen, but we thought it was a good time to update our community on some news regarding Alan Wake Remastered, and Alan Wake 2.

And we got the gang back together – along with Sam Lake, the Creative Director at Remedy, we were joined by Ilkka Villi and Matthew Porretta, who together make Alan Wake.

On stage at December’s Game Awards, Sam promised we’d show some more Alan Wake 2 to you this summer. We asked him to give an update on that.

“Everything with Alan Wake 2 development is going really well. We are deep in production, have a lot of material, and a great deal of the game is playable,” said Sam.

“But we’ve been talking for the past couple of months and have come to the decision here at Remedy, along with our wonderful publisher Epic Games, that we will not be showing anything big this summer.”

“To create a proper, polished demo or a trailer takes a lot of effort, and it’s several months of work that could take away from development,” Sam continued. “We feel that we have momentum going, and we want to make sure we are creating the best, and first, survival horror game for Remedy. We don’t want to take the team away from that focus, so we’re going to keep going and making a great game experience, and unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for a demo and trailer.”

Alan Wake 2 is slated for a 2023 release and is being published by Epic Games.

In Alan Wake Remastered news, we’re excited to say that you can expect the game to come to Nintendo Switch this fall. We’ll talk more about that soon. And you can have fun watching Ilkka play it in the video above.

And remember when we announced that an Alan Wake TV show was in the works, back in 2018? It’s still in the works, which is good news. The great news is that the rights for the show have been bought by AMC, and while there’s still a long way to go, we’re very excited about this.

Make sure to follow Alan Wake on socials for future updates!