By Bryan Smith on April 20, 2015 at 6:54pm
Speaking with Polygon, Remedy, the developer for "Alan Wake" and the "Max Payne" games, discussed the state of which "Alan Wake 2" is in at the moment. Predictably, a lot of the work is going into "Quantum Break" at the moment, but Remedy is discussing and thinking about where and who they are partner with to make the game a possibility.
Remedy had always wanted to make more "Alan Wake," as the sequel was being made shortly have the game was completed. In fact, Remedy showed Polygon a prototype of the game. Creative developer and lead writer Sam Lake said, "The thing that made this idea of releasing this prototype demo OK is that it is very much on a high level. There are no spoilers in it. That being said, I do hope we get an opportunity to work on Alan Wake 2. I want to do more Wake at some point."
Originally Remedy pitched "Alan Wake 2" to Microsoft. Lake said, "They have been really supportive about Alan Wake and [now head of Xbox] Phil Spencer has been awesomely supportive when it comes to Remedy and Alan Wake along the way. We showed it to Microsoft and I guess at the time Microsoft was looking for something slightly different for their portfolio."
That led to "Quantum Break."
Sam Lake also mentioned, "Among other things, we are discussing the possibility of an Alan Wake sequel with multiple partners, but nothing has been decided." The possibility of Remedy working with other publishers (who exactly isn't known) for "Alan Wake 2" is open, but that decision is still being discussed.