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MS taking a “wait and see” approach to Alan Wake 2

Friday, 29th January 2010 16:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Microsoft has said that it’s taking a “wait and see” approach to an Alan Wake sequel since the first one has yet to make it out the door.

Speaking with CVG, MS said that the episodic nature of the game will see DLC released later in the year, but for now Remedy’s concentrating on the final product.

“It’s unique and gripping story – heavily influenced by pop culture classics – is brought to life using techniques reminiscent of modern movies and TV shows,” said MS product marketing manager Laura Disney.

“As Robbie Bach announced at CES earlier this month, the episodic nature of Alan Wake will see DLC become available for title later in the year. As for a sequel, we’ll have to wait and see.

“The goal of Alan Wake is create an intense experience for the player, and though ‘psychological thriller’ might not be a genre we are used to applying to games, Alan Wake is definitely not something you’ve experienced before.”

Slated for release in the spring, Remedy has assured gamers that the title will get a conclusive and satisfactory ending and that the team has some “great ideas” for DLC.

Alan Wake is expected to be on-hand at Microsoft’s X10 event in San Francisco next month.

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  1. The Hindle

    Alan Wake 2 already get the game out first. Its like Sony talking bout GT 6

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Wait and see you in 2017. :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. The Hindle

    Seriously Microsoft using the word wait is rather cheeky i mean what 6 years isnt enough :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    If Remedy make it, notice how this is coming from a MS product marketing manager.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mington

    so no chance of Alan dying then

    trailer for ALAN WAKE 2: ALAN YOU WANKER
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6qaann426o

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Bulk Slash

    I love Modern Toss, especially Mr Tourette- Master Signwriter.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. blackdreamhunk

    here is another game dev that ditched it’s fan base! yea people so love microsoft and it’s dictorship!!!!!!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. No_PUDding

    Goodness, I can’t decide if I missed you in some strange way, or if that feeling, is just overwhelming amount of annoyed-ness.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. blackdreamhunk

    yea the game looks so watered down compared whats on this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fqb5VRtTL8

    yea i hear the game dev does NOT care about it’s fan base no more.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    “here is another game dev that ditched it’s fan base!”

    What? All of Remedy’s previous games have been on console and are recognised as being consoles games. As for Alan Wake, its a new IP, theres no fanbase to ditch yet.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. blackdreamhunk

    what’s that Gekidami, the game dev hate pc gamers.

    last time I checkedremedy was a pc game

    http://forum.alanwake.com/showthread.php?s=b0f702eb18746de26f30882ab61d07ef&p=43901#post43901

    I guess he hate pc gamers too!

    just like must of the the lying gaming industry

    http://hiphopgamershow.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ps3-and-360-has-eliminated-pc

    people wonder why pc gamers hate console gaming so much

    geeze I wonder why?

    yea how is micro soft and sony dictorship coming along!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxeakfgEpi0

    #11 4 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    Oh really Gekidami I had thought remedy waspc game dev oh my mistake. they are console fanboys and they don’t have any pc gaming fans right! oh ok I see now!

    I see they hate pc gamer huh

    just like microsoft hate pc gamers huh

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    The game was always planned for 360 along with PC, blame Microsoft for shelving the PC version, not Remedy.

    And either way, that dosnt really say much for this “fanbase” you’re talking about. People could want the game on PS3, dosnt mean Microsoft and Remedy are ‘ditching’ that fanbase.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    yea microsoft and sony really loves gaming huh!

    oh wait pc gaming is dead! HUH

    http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2010/01/breakdown_strong_windows_sales_overcome_microsoft_struggles.html

    remedy, epic games,Peter Molyneux, Infinty are cut from the same cloth! I mean they really really really love their fans sooooooooo much!

    they are just wonderful game devs

    just like main stream media are not lairs huh

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    What do Windows sales have to do with PC gaming exactly?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. polygem

    why using words like ´hate´?…they might not prefer…but hating? you´re getting too emotional here…the pc aint your girlfriend, right? (i hope)…why are so many pc gamers so pissed about console gamers anyway…i don´t get it…it´s the same games different medium…we all like games…good…there are different gaming devices out there nowadays, thats just how it is…if you don´t want to miss out on any games you got to get different devices…but you don´t have to play everything…there are enough good games on every platform…more than you probably should play anyway in order to have a real life as well….it´s funny that ms already starts talking about alan wake 2 after talking about alan wake 1 for 5 years or so now…thats either brave or ignorant, can´t decide…

    #16 4 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

    wow alot of people don’t read links or articles. hate is the perfect word because it’s true. I am not going to lie to you like the gaming media does!

    if take a good look at my links yoour eyes will be opened.

    #17 4 years ago