Alan Wake 2 won’t be shown this summer, developer Remedy has confirmed.
The sequel, which was announced last year, won’t appear at any of the upcoming summer gaming events. However, in a new video celebrating the 12 anniversary of Alan Wake, Remedy Creative Director Sam Lake has reassured fans that the sequel is going well.
The developer also released new concept art for the sequel, which you can see below.
“Everything with Alan Wake 2 development is going really well. We are deep in production, have a lot of material, and a great deal of the game is playable,” said Lake.
Alan Wake – Anniversary Update with Sam Lake, Ilkka Villi and Matthew Porretta
“But we’ve been talking for the past couple of months and have come to the decision here at Remedy, along with our wonderful publisher Epic Games, that we will not be showing anything big this summer.
“To create a proper, polished demo or a trailer takes a lot of effort, and it’s several months of work that could take away from development,” he continued.
“We feel that we have momentum going, and we want to make sure we are creating the best, and first, survival horror game for Remedy. We don’t want to take the team away from that focus, so we’re going to keep going and making a great game experience, and unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for a demo and trailer.”
Alan Wake 2 is slated for a 2023 release and is being published by Epic Games.
Alan Wake 2 was announced during The Game Awards last year. The reveal trailer showed off Alan in various locations including the wilderness, and New York City.
Sam Lake, speaking on the game said it will be a “survival horror”. However, Lake did admit the game would “go dark” for some time before new information is revealed.