Remedy Games Buys Back Publishing Rights For Alan Wake Franchise

In a statement picked up by Global Newswire, Remedy Games has announced that they have purchased the publishing rights for the Alan Wake franchise back from Microsoft.

This isn’t a hugely surprising move from the developers of Quantum Break and the first two Max Payne games, as Alan Wake’s sequel has long been a hotly anticipated release, though it has never seemed like Microsoft had any interest in truly pushing it out over ROI concerns.

The first Alan Wake followed the story of a fictional best-selling thriller author (you guessed it – Alan Wake), as he finds himself thrust into a thriller mystery come to life, all of which seems like it was ripped straight from the pages of his own novels. The episodic thriller is considered by many to be a cult classic, and fans of the original game have been clamoring for a true sequel for a long time.

Judging by the front page of their website alone, Remedy is hiring for over 27 different roles right now. This could lead one to believe that they’re loading up for something big, and maybe a long-awaited sequel to Alan Wake is finally in the cards after all.

Who do you think Remedy will team up with to make Alan Wake 2 a reality? Let us know on our socials below, and join us in celebrating the fact that Alan Wake could finally be making his return.

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Co-founder, lead blogger, graphic designer, and manager of WGG's writing team - Dom has been writing about video games for over ten years. Dom's work has been featured on some of the world's biggest gaming news outlets - including Dexerto, GameInformer, and IGN.

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