Late last month, news leaked online that Remedy Entertainment had registered a trademark and domain name for “Alan Wake’s Return.” This gave fans hope that perhaps Remedy was finally making a return to the Alan Wake franchise for a long awaited follow-up. Unfortunately, that no longer appears to be the case. Remedy had never publicly closed the door on an Alan Wake sequel either. However, Remedy Creative Director Sam Lake told Kotaku UK has nothing to do with a new game. It’s being done as an in-game video series for Quantum Break.
Specifically, throughout Quantum Break, in-game TV screens will have “live-action mini-episodes,” starring Lake, for Alan Wake’s Return. Lake stated: “A big part of the trademarking process all in all is the legalities of it. Just making sure everything is covered. So, there’s no real news about anything future Alan Wake-related.”
The good news? Lake and Remedy still are open to a return to the franchise. While the in-game video series may not be what fans wanted, there could be a return for the future, and Remedy is exploring possibilities for a new Alan Wake. Sam Lake added: “We are exploring possibilities and concepting different things, but lots needs to click into place for anything to happen. We will be the first to talk about it when there is something definite to talk about.”
Remedy’s new game, Quantum Break, finally arrives on April 5 for Xbox One and Windows PC.