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Remedy: Alan Wake story could continue outside of games

Thursday, 18th February 2010 10:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Alan Wake is looking interesting. Its story seems to be interesting too. So interesting, it could be like Max Payne and turned into a movie.

So what say you, Sam Lake?

“From the very beginning, we planned to do more with Alan Wake than just this one game,” the game’s writer said to Eurogamer in an interview.

“Whether that means taking him into new mediums or into a new game remains to be seen. With the TV series as a model for the structure of the game, we kind of had plans to take things forward from there.

“Of course, a lot depends on how people react to the game and whether they want to see more of Alan Wake. That being said, we feel that the game needs to reach a conclusion. The player needs to achieve the goals he’s been challenged with and Alan needs to reach the end of his journey,” Lake further added.

“At the same time we need to open doors to a larger story beyond this one.”

We seen Alan Wake yesterday in London, although we can say much kids. Lovely NDA is in play.

The game got release dates last week at X10: May 18 in the US and May 21 for the UK.

No PC version, though. That’s been canned.

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  1. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    I saw it yesterday too, its Awesome (Im allowed to say that I think) :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. ReeceHeywood

    And me hehe, we shall have to tease you Johnny.

    I saw Pat arrive near end as well, as Joe said – It’s AWESOME.

    :P

    #2 4 years ago
  3. NiceFellow

    The game looks good – but a movie? No thanks. Not if it’s like the one star dog turd that died at the box office that was Max Payne.

    Seriously, the game industry needs to realize that it’s writing, etc. is way below other mediums at the moment.

    Also, as it seems to mostly take existing stories/concepts from those other mediums, and what’s been released so far for this seems pretty reminiscent of existing books and films, most stuff based on games simply seems like the poor man’s version of something else.

    Now there are some interesting settings in games, Bioshock, System Shock, Gears, Halo, etc. that could serve as a nice setting for a decent film, but only if the film threw out the entire game and actually developed a proper film narrative.

    /Rant Over. Sorry for the rant but this stuff just irks me for some reason.

    Nice looking game though.

    #3 4 years ago