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Alan Wake 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Epic Games Publishing
Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Release Date: 2023

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'Alan Wake 2' Deep In Production But Will Not Be Showing Off This Summer

by Rainier on May 12, 2022 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT

Alan Wake 2 is a survival horror game with an intense atmosphere and a twisted, layered, psychological story.

Alan Wake 2 will be a truly next-generation experience.  Not only that, but Alan Wake 2 also turns up the level of dread as our very first dive into the survival horror genre, so expect a chilling experience with familiar psychological horror elements.

Whereas the first Alan Wake had horror elements in it, it was an action game. Alan Wake 2 is Remedy’s first survival horror game. Their take on the genre and an opportunity to truly connect the gameplay and the story, making it a deep, layered mystery.

With Control, released in 2019, Remedy established its Connected Universe, where both Control and Alan Wake exist in the same universe. AWE, the second expansion of Control, builds a crossover event between the two games, and hints of things to come. Playing Remedy's games is not required in any way to fully enjoy Alan Wake 2, but to those interested it will add to the backstory of it.

When Alan Wake 2 was revealed last December, Remedy stated that it planned to show off more details/footage from the follow-up this summer, however those plans have now changed.

“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. “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 coming to PC (Epic Games Store), PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2023.

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