Alan Wake 2 has reportedly been given the green light by Epic Games, according to insider Jeff Grubb. Epic has reportedly awarded Remedy funding for the sequel.
Alan Wake 2 may finally be happening thanks to an agreement of Epic games. Exact details of when it will launch, what it will be about, and how you could connect to Control they’re in short supply, but a reputable whistleblower and GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb has stated that he heard that Epic’s recent deal with developer Remedy included funding for the long-awaited sequel.
Epic Games recently struck a deal with Remedy to help fund games in the Control universe, a new IP that the developer successfully got off the ground in 2019. Many have been waiting for a Alan Wake sequel, but due to rights issues, lack of adequate funding and more, it has been a problem. Remedy used Control as a Trojan for a continuation of the Alan Wake universe through in-game references and expansions. This only stoked the fire and thanks to Remedy proving to be more than capable once again, it seems like at least one publisher is finally interested in bringing the game to life.
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Jeff grubb reported on his latest Twitch stream that Epic has given the green light Alan Wake 2 following numerous offers from other publishers. Remedy had already confirmed plans to do more Control Y Alan Wake games, but I was vague as to whether that would be just Control 2 or something else entirely. According to Grubb, it appears to be the latest for at least one of its games in development. “It should be the follow-up that fans of that series want. There was a bidding war, but Epic had the best publishing deal, so Alan Wake 2 looks like it’s coming,” Grubb said. He went on to point out that he has no idea what Remedy’s plans are for a sequel to Control at this time.
Epic has been pretty optimistic about being developer-friendly for a while now. Thanks to its mountains of Fortnite money, as well as revenue from the Epic Games Store, the studio has had a lot of cash to throw away. In addition to helping Remedy finance its upcoming games, Epic has acquired notable independent developers such as Rocket League developer Psyonix and Fall Guys developer Mediatonic. Whether the games from these developers will be exclusive to PC through Epic Games is a mystery, but it seems unlikely.
Alan Wake It started on Xbox 360, and since it’s more of a cult classic than a blockbuster, it seems unlikely to trust the PC audience to make a sequel a hit. It seems much more reasonable for Epic games do a kind of timed exclusivity for PC and bring Alan Wake 2 to consoles a few months later, but as of now, nothing, not even the game itself, is confirmed.
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Source: Jeff grubb
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