Oskari Hakkinen, head of franchise development at Remedy, has said while there are no plans for additional DLC packs for Alan Wake, The Writer “paves the way for the future” which was “always the intention.”
Speaking with MTV Multiplayer, Hakkinen said the reason there were few story reveals in the DLC for the game was because that was the way the developers planned it.
“It’s hard to talk about it,” he said, “because when you have thoughts already planned out of how you want to deliver it, and you want to hit on certain notes…I feel like it’s done the right way, but only the future can tell if it was or not. It’s hard to go into it any more than that, but there is definitely a plan.
“We’d all love to let everything out, but when nothing is sure. Until things are written in stone or locked down, we don’t want to say out to everybody that this is what is or might…speculation is not worth the paper it’s written on. Remedy certainly wants to see more Alan Wake. We really feel like we’ve got something good here.”
Hakkinen, while he can’t say yes or no regarding a future Alan Wake without upsetting those on high, did say things were “going forward” despite not being “written in stone” and it all has to do with fan support.
“What we’re seeing is that this seems to be a game that once people play it, they feel the urge to tell people around them that they need to try this game, play the story out,” he said. “We’re finding a lot of love from the people who have played it and that is continuing our sales quite nicely. Perhaps we got off to a slow start, maybe due to a very competitive launch window, if you like. We all know that it was. But it seems to be a title that has legs and is still living. We’re still happy where we are.”
So, while it’s not a confirmation of Alan Wake 2, it gives fans hope another trip to Bright Falls may be showing up on the vacation planner soon.
Those who have yet to purchase the game, or Forza 3 for that matter, might be interested in the Xbox 360 bundle which includes the racer and a download code for Wake with a slimmer, sexier Xbox 360 consoles for $300.