Speaking in a new interview, Lake said that any follow-up to the 2010 title would need “to be done right if it’s ever done.”
“I want to make it. It’s a curious thing,” Lake told IGN of his aspirations for a sequel. “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….”
Alan Wake is an action-adventure game released for Xbox 360 and PC in 2010. It follows a best-selling thriller novelist as he tried to uncover the mystery behind his wife’s disappearance, all while experiencing events from his latest book which he cannot remember writing.
Remedy already owned the IP rights for Alan Wake, but it said it can now publish existing games Alan Wake and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare – both of which were Xbox 360 console exclusives – on other platforms, should it choose to do so.