Quantum Break director teases PC version, confirms Alan Wake 2

According to the game's writer, we'll eventually see a sequel to the Xbox 360 console exclusive Alan Wake.

Sam Lake, credited with creating Max Payne and the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break, confirmed the news in a new interview with Game Informer.

Alan Wake launched in 2010 as a Xbox 360 console exclusive, eventually hitting PC in 2012. The game follows the eponymous best-selling writer, Alan Wake, as he visits the fictional town of Bright Falls on vacation. While there, events from a psychological thriller written by Alan Wake begin coming to life, sending him on a terrifying supernatural quest to solve his wife's disappearance.

Alan Wake won praise for its detailed visuals, unique gunplay mechanics and survival horror leanings. Sadly, Alan Wake's ending and DLC left the game wide open for a sequel that has yet to materialise. Since the announcement of the time-bending Quantum Break, Alan Wake fans have been eager to know what Remedy Entertainment plan to do afterwards. Thankfully, it could well be Alan Wake 2.

The interview took place in the form of 100 quick-fire questions, which saw various other snippets of information come to light.

  • When asked if we'll ever get to play Alan Wake 2, Sam Lake simply replied "yes."
  • Sam Lake also hopes to see Quantum Break on PC
  • Apparently, Quantum Break will feature dinosaurs
  • Sam Lake isn't aging backwards
  • Sam Lake's favorite game is Half Life 2
  • Quantum Break has no Kinect support
  • Quantum Break's powers are upgradable
  • Out of all the games he's made, Sam Lake is most proud of Alan Wake
  • Quantum Break's in-game TV show has four episodes
  • The live action episodes don't require any controller interaction

Be sure to check out the full (and rather hilarious) interview from Game Informer here.

Remedy Entertainment are independent, but Microsoft own the rights to Quantum Break. It seems like the game would be a good title to put in the Windows 10 Store to boost its core offering. I've seen Quantum Break running live on a Xbox One at a couple of events, and each time I've come away impressed. Quantum Break blends a live-action TV show with third-person shooting and time-manipulation powers. Given what we've seen of the game so far, it seems like a total step-up for the Finnish studio, who are well renowned for crafting memorable, cinematic experiences. This time, apparently, with dinosaurs.

After Quantum Break, it seems likely that we're going to get an answer to all those ambiguous questions posed by Alan Wake's DLC and ending. If you haven't played Alan Wake yet, it's highly expected to be joining the Xbox One as part of its initial backwards compatibility offering - set to be revealed in full on November 9th.

Are you an Alan Wake fan? Are you ready for a sequel? Let us know below.

Source: Game Informer

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