Friday, May 13, 2022
Following the announcement of Alan Wake II in December, developer Remedy Entertainment had planned to reveal more about the game to coincide with the anniversary of the first Alan Wake (which debuted as Alan Wake Remastered on PlayStation last year). Instead, the studio has released a piece of Alan Wake II concept art, and explained the change to its plans.
“We revealed Alan Wake II at The Game Awards last December, and back then, we promised to show off the long-awaited follow-up this summer. Our plans have since changed, as they sometimes do when making games,” the developer explained.
In an anniversary video update, meanwhile, Creative Director Sam Lake offered assurances that development on Alan Wake II is “going really well”, with a large portion of the game already fully playable. “We are deep in production, have a lot of material, and a great deal of the game is playable,” he said.
“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.” As such, a demo or new trailer won't be arriving for quite some time, as these are things that could take “several months” away from development.
“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,” Lake added. “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.”
You can watch the Alan Wake Anniversary Update video with Sam Lake, Ilkka Villi, and Matthew Porretta, below. Alan Wake II is targeting a 2023 release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. While you're waiting, why not play Alan Wake Remastered?
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