Update: THQ Nordic have acquired the rights to Alone in the Dark, too! In their latest acquisition spree, the renewed version of THQ have decided to buy out both the Alone in the Dark IP, and Act of War, a real-time strategy title. This all but confirms that we'll be getting a reboot of Alone in the Dark sometime down the line, so stay tuned for more news as the story develops.
Alone in the Dark is a name that hasn't been relevant in any sort of serious video game discussion for, well, decades now, and that's a proper shame, seeing as how the first two Alone in the Dark games set the foundations for such classics as is Resident Evil, for example.
The latest Alone in the Dark title was a massive flop, too. Illumination was an Early Access L4D-like cooperative shooter with not an inkling of what made the series good back in the day. Atari have seemingly had no direction in developing the series to speak of, but that may well change soon.
According to sources, there has been an ongoing litigation between Atari and one of the creators of the Alone in the Dark franchise, Frédérick Raynal, on who has the rights to said IP belong to. This has been going on since 2005, no less!
Only recently have Atari and Raynal seemingly come to a settlement, where Raynal will be given a chance to cooperate with Atari and participate in any future Alone in the Dark projects, and you know how they say - where there's smoke...
This is, of course, not an official confirmation that there's a new Alone in the Dark game in the making, but it may as well be, because it stands to reason that Raynal wouldn't have agreed to settle if that weren't the case. Perhaps this is exactly what the series needs to return to its terrifying roots, rather than falling into complete disarray.