Jez Corden

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing on Windows 10, Surface, Xbox, and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem. Powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter, Mixer, and podcast services.

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Microsoft has released the Xbox IP to 'Alan Wake' to Remedy Entertainment
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Microsoft has released the Xbox IP to 'Alan Wake' to Remedy Entertainment

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One of Microsoft's biggest missed opportunities can be found in the Alan Wake IP. The horror-thriller title with nods to the likes of Twin Peaks and Silent Hill wasn't a huge hit, but amassed a dedicated cult following when it launched back on the Xbox 360. Microsoft declined to fund a sequel, sadly. With the IP publishing rights going back to Remedy, however, there may now be a chance.