Remedy explains why Alan Wake is taking so long and confirms new trailer for this month

Friday, 3rd October 2008 12:14 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The site of Finnish mag Pelaaja is about to publish a 50-minute podcast which includes an in-depth chat with Remedy lead writer Sami Järvi on the current state of Alan Wake, why it’s taking so long and a proper confirmation that a new trailer is to be shown in Finland on October 15.

From the podcast:

  • The reason it’s taking so long is simply that it’s a small team and building an open world game is very tough. They just want to take their time with it, but it’s definitely making progress.
  • The reason for a new trailer is simple. The team mostly came up with it on a whim due to the release Max Payne movie. Also, the company just wanted to show something new on the game.
  • Remedy’s using some of its old Rockstar contacts for the title’s development. Navid Khonsari who handled most of the mocap and VO directing in Rockstar’s games prior to GTA4 is apparently working on voice directing.
  • Remedy owns the Alan Wake IP, so the firm’s able to take its time with it, though Järvi admits in the interview it’s taking a long time to make. Remedy insists that it’s not that it won’t ever be happy with the game, but the team just wants to make it as good as it can be.

We’re assuming the interview’s in Finnish, but you will be wanted to keep that URL in mind…



  1. Blerk

    If they stuff this up then it will officially be “the end of the internet”.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    An error would be unacceptable, yep. I just hope people care enough, even if it is great.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I care.

    /pockets bribe

    #3 6 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    Well it sounds like it’s had to go back to the drawing board.

    I don’t think it really matters if they stuff it up, it’s absence for years kind of killed off hype.

    It still sounds like an amazing premise.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. patlike

    The trailer will be a pretty good “internet-stopper,” no matter what it’s like. Looking forward to it.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    I’m sure the hype will pick up again quite happily once the trailer arrives, providing they then keep us updated with a regular stream of new media.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. patlike

    A release date wouldn’t go amiss.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. No_PUDding

    Interested in seeing how it’s chnaged.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. patlike

    Did they ever actually show it being played? All I remember was Alan running around by the sea, some monsters and some day/night stuff.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    There are a few videos on YouTube, but I think they’re all just tech demo stuff, not real ‘game’.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    If they are then they are astounding for any console.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Well, they’re probably from the PC version anyway.

    Just rewatched the videos and they still look really brilliant, even three years on. E3 2005! Jesus…. it has been a long time, this one.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. airdom

    Alan wake…cant wait to see that new trailer! for all the time its been announced, those trailers 3 years ago still look gorgeous! cant wait to see if there were any upgrades to their tech!

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Hey, where’s my trailer?

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Tonka

    I don’t know about this. Another 3D platformer…

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Have you been drinking today, Tonka? :-D

    #16 6 years ago

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