Sam Lake, the creative director at Remedy Entertainment, acknowledged that Alan Wake 2 is the studio’s largest work to date and called it a “difficult undertaking.”
Alan Wake 2 will still be released in 2023, despite the fact that we’ve only seen one trailer for it so far. There aren’t many details about the game yet, but Remedy just announced that it would be the studio’s biggest title to date.
Sam Lake, the creative director at Remedy, discusses Alan Wake 2’s protracted production history and how he managed to maintain “the hope” of a sequel for so long in an interview with GamesRadar+. As a “difficult effort,” Alan Wake 2 is Remedy’s largest game to date, according to Lake.
Alan Wake 2 Is Remedy’s Most Important Game YetAdded Lake, “When you continue actively thinking about it and put forth the ongoing effort to keep it interesting and novel, you maintain the dream. The dream of Alan Wake 2 has, if anything, become more grandiose and distinctive over the years.
This is our biggest project yet, and creating a game is an extremely complicated task that requires many different components to work together. The correct partners and the timing are equally as important as the concept itself.”
Since Remedy has been interested in producing Alan Wake 2 for more than a decade, it shouldn’t be surprising that it is the studio’s most successful title to date. When Remedy first presented Alan Wake 2 in 2010, they produced a concept demo that demonstrated how much darker they intended to make the sequel.
Although the proposal was turned down at the time, it’s likely that some of the concepts—including Alan rewriting portions of the world—will be utilized for the next sequel.
Remedy has repeatedly stated that the survival horror genre would be the main focus of this version of Alan Wake 2. Game director Kyle Rowley stated in the same interview that Remedy “very much wants to put a stake in the ground and say we are producing Remedy’s take on the survival horror genre.”