The sequel will shortly enter the polishing stage.
Alan Wake 2 is still in progress, but it appears like the puzzle is coming together. Remedy confirmed that Alan Wake 2 is completely playable and will shortly enter the polishing phase.
The company confirms Alan Wake 2’s development in a financial disclosure to investors. Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy, made the following statement:
Alan Wake 2 is in full production. The game will soon have all content in place, and it is playable from start to finish. We will then move onto polishing the experience.”
The next Alan Wake game was confirmed at The Game Awards 2021 and is scheduled to be released in 2023. Now, several months later, it appears like Remedy is making significant work toward fulfilling that deadline.
Remedy also says that last year’s Alan Wake remaster has yet to produce royalties, but it anticipates sales to increase once the sequel is out.
A ray of light amid the darkness
After witnessing Alan Wake become entwined with the Control world as part of its DLC rollout, it’s exciting to see this series progressively gaining momentum. We haven’t seen much of what Alan Wake 2 will look like, but we still have a lot of 2023 ahead of us.
Remedy is also working on other projects, including the follow-up to its 2019 smash Control.
“We now have thorough conceptions on the game vision and all creative areas, including gameplay, story, and art,” Control 2’s Virtala stated. “We are satisfied with the team’s efforts, and the game has advanced to the proof-of-concept level as of January 2023.”
Codename Condor, Remedy’s service-based game created in collaboration with 505 Games, is also in the works, as is Codename Vanguard. There are also remakes of Max Payne 1 and 2 in the works, which are presently in the idea stage. Remedy has a lot on their plate, but with Alan Wake 2, we’ll see what they can offer this year.