Fans have been waiting for Alan Wake 2 for a long time and it’s finally here. Unfortunately, it will be a little longer before we hear from Remedy about the development of the game.
In an Alan Wake anniversary update from Remedy, creative director Sam Lake revealed that the studio will be keeping Alan Wake 2 updates under wraps for a while and there will be no update this summer.
“Things are going very well with the development of Alan Wake 2. We’re in the middle of production, we have a lot of material and a lot of the game is playable,” Lake said. “But we’ve talked for the past few months and here at Remedy, along with our wonderful publisher Epic Games, have come to the decision that we won’t be showing anything big this summer.”
Lake says that “it takes a lot of effort to create a decent, polished demo or trailer, and it’s several months of work that could hamper development.”
So rather than sacrificing resources on a promotional update, Lake says Remedy wants to capitalize on the current momentum and continue developing Alan Wake 2, which means “unfortunately you’ll have to wait a little longer for a demo and trailer.”
Launched at The Game Awards last December, Alan Wake 2 is set to be Remedy’s first true survival horror game. While the first Alan Wake was an action game with horror elements, survival horror games typically rely less on action and more on atmosphere and resource management. Remedy also revealed new concept art for Alan Wake 2 in today’s update.
Alongside the small update to Alan Wake 2, Remedy announced that it is working with AMC on an Alan Wake TV show and that Alan Wake Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch.
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https://www.ign.com/articles/alan-wake-2-no-update-summer-new-concept-art Alan Wake 2 is getting new concept art, but don’t expect more info this summer