Alan Wake is a desired product among Xbox community but its fans exist on PlayStation and PC. Since this was a Microsoft owned IP, we never got to play it on PlayStation, although PC got a taste of it via American Nightmare.
But the situation may change soon as Microsoft seems to have given up on Alan Wake. Microsoft sold the IP to Remedy this month which means Remedy Entertainment now owns the rights of productions and distribution. Remedy is currently working on Control, a mind-bending new IP for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The company is no longer operates under Microsoft’s umbrella which means its future projects could very well be cross-platform. Alan Wake 2 is one of the projects fans want to see and this acquisition could lead to the very first true cross-platform Alan Wake game.
I want to make it. It’s a curious thing. At this point, so much time has passed. I feel that the bar is higher in some ways. It needs to be done right if it’s ever done. Everything needs to click into place, which is really hard to make it happen. So many things, for these big games to be greenlit, need to be aligned. But I’m hoping that someday [it can be made].
Remedy wants to make a new Alan Wake game at some point. And while it there is a good chance Alan Wake 2 will come to PlayStation 5, don’t underestimate the power of money. As soon as Microsoft finds out Remedy started tangible production Alan Wake, an exclusivity deal could be on the table for the studio.
Microsoft’s The Initiative line of studios is preparing a plethora of games for Xbox Scarlett. An exclusive Alan Wake game sounds good for Scarlett’s library. But a deal is not a one-way street, Remedy would have to sign up which might not happen. The company wants its games to be exposed to a wider set of audience. Remedy and Microsoft haven’t had the best relationship. Microsoft didn’t really support Alan Wake 2 and pushed Remedy Entertainment for novelty.
Now that Microsoft sold the IP to the studio, it is more than likely that Microsoft won’t offer an exclusive deal for Alan Wake 2. Hence, PlayStation 5 and PC fans rejoice!