Screenshot from the PC version of Alan Wake

During the recent "State of the Studio" blog post Remedy Entertainment, the folks behind Quantum Break and Alan Wake, had a couple of exciting announcements to share. The good news is that after the success of Quantum Break the team now has enough resources to develop two new games simultaneously, the first of which has been in the works for a while now.

The somewhat bad news, however, is that neither of those those two games is the long awaited Alan Wake sequel. Here's a couple of excerpts from their blog post and a brief explanation of the Alan Wake situation:

"First things first: we’ll continue supporting Quantum Break, which became the “biggest-selling new Microsoft Studios published IP this generation”. It’s something we’re extremely proud of, so thank you to all of our fans for making the game a success and our long-time partner Microsoft for helping us create something unique.

As for the future, we have some very exciting news to share. Moving forward, we want to create more games and hopefully get them out more often. In order to achieve this, Remedy has expanded into two game development teams. For a while now already, we’ve been developing a brand new Remedy game with a new partner. Our second team is working on an early concept, which will turn into another Remedy game sometime in the future.

Finally, we feel that it’s important to set the expectations right and let you, the fans, know that neither of the two projects currently in development is an Alan Wake game. We’re working on something else, but at the same time we’re exploring opportunities in other mediums to tell more Alan Wake stories."

That last sentence is particularly interesting since it references "other mediums" as a way to tell more Alan Wake stories. The obvious answer is an Alan Wake themed book series, and given that the protagonist is a writer himself it makes a lot of sense, but there is one more route they could take. Do you remember those Twilight Zone themed videos you could find while exploring the strange corners in Alan Wake? If you ask me, that idea with a slightly bigger scope could result in one damn good web series! I doubt its going to happen as I can't see them recouping their costs from such a project, but its certainly an interesting proposition, and the world could always use more Twilight Zone.

As a final note, don't expect to see Remedy during this years E3, or even Gamescom. Neither of the two games are currently in a state where they can be shown to the public, so we're just going to have to wait and see what the team has cooked up.