Polygon has spoken to Sam Lake, who revealed details about a cancelled version of Alan Wake 2. For all of the details on the original version of the game, head there. However, Sam Lake talked about the possibility of a true Alan Wake 2:
“Among other things,” he added, “we are discussing the possibility of an Alan Wake sequel with multiple partners, but nothing has been decided.”
“ … it feels that time has only refined the ideas of what the sequel would be, which is great. It’s almost, in some ways and on some level, that all of this extra time to think it about it has made it tastier and more exciting…Only time will tell.”
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, also gave his thoughts on another Alan Wake:
“It was one of the most engrossing and cinematic games of the Xbox 360 generation and I think it would be interesting to see what Remedy would do if they decided to revisit the IP again.”
Both Alan Wake and the upcoming Quantum Break are structured like television shows. Lake said an episodic release for a sequel would be possible and said, “…[episodic games are] doing really, really well out there.”
Since Remedy is currently busy with Quantum Break, scheduled for 2016, another game from them is far away.
Alan Wake is not just one of my favorite games from last generation but of all time. A sequel would make me unspeakably happy.