Remedy Entertainment has apparently managed to get the Alan Wake publishing rights back from Microsoft, which might finally allow the studio to release a new Alan Wake game. The horror-shooter game hasn’t had a new title since 2012, and even then Alan Wake’s American Nightmare was not a true sequel for the title.
Considering that it’s been almost a decade since we’ve had an Alan Wake game, and the game ended on a cliffhanger, with Alan rescuing his wife Alice at the cost of being forced to take her place in the depths of Cauldron Lake, Remedy will hopefully make use of the publishing rights as soon as possible.
The news about the Alan Wake publishing rights came in Remedy’s earnings report for the first half of 2019, which announced that the company had raked in 2.5 million euros worth of royalties from its previously-released games. Along with that, the publishing rights reverted to Remedy.
While the financial report for the first half of the year doesn’t account to Remedy’s full earnings for this year, especially since the company is already investing in the development of new games, it still brings up a lot of promise for games from the company in the future.
With Remedy Entertainment’s latest game, Control, coming out on August 27 of this year, there’s no telling what else that Remedy has planned in the future. The company had previously expressed interest in developing an Alan Wake sequel, but had been unable to for one reason or another.
Now that the Alan Wake publishing rights are back in their hands, however, there’s no limit to what they could do with the property, especially in this day and age when their games look so good. But regardless, we’ll have to wait for an announcement.
Once again, if you’re looking for your Remedy fix, the studio’s new Control game will be coming out on August 27 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.