They're still in "launch phase" of the first game but they want another, and Microsoft is "happy" with Alan Wake so a 2nd is a given surely?
"Nothing's been confirmed. More discussions on the Microsoft side -- they've been interested in more downloadable content and doing further episodes," Remedy's Oskari Hakkinen told in an interview, asking about more DLC for Alan Wake.
"Microsoft are interested are throwing the idea around of more episodes, but you know the size of our studio. We're a small team. We wouldn't really be able -- if we were to confirm a sequel at some point, which we'd like to do relatively soon."
It's either DLC or a sequel then. "But yeah, Microsoft are interested in more episodes. Where we're sitting right now is we'll see how these go. We'll see how the attach rate is to the episodes," explained Hakkinen. What about those sequel plans?
"Max Payne 1 took us also five years to make. Max Payne 2 took us 18 months. I think we'd be looking at something of a similar cycle." Alan Wake was a long time in the making and suffered numerous delays in production, but a sequel would be stronger.
"We're in a limbo at the moment where neither of us are talking about it. We're still in launch phase of Alan Wake 1…but Microsoft have an option for it. That was in the deal a long time ago…and I don't see why they wouldn't," he said.
"We're happy with the partnership and they're happy with the game. I think it fits in their portfolio quite nicely. I don't see any reason why we wouldn't continue with Microsoft and why we wouldn't renew the IP…we definitely want a sequel of course."
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