We've heard rumblings of a sequel to Remedy's Alan Wake for months now. The obvious choice of publisher appeared to be Microsoft, who had secured exclusive rights for the original. Not so, however, according Microsoft's Phil Spencer, who reveals Microsoft has not signed up for Alan Wake 2, and to the best of his knowledge, neither has anyone else.
"I read that," admits Spencer, when asked if he'd heard of Microsoft's supposed signing of Alan Wake 2. "I don't know that they've signed it with anybody". Microsoft banked a lot on Alan Wake, what with Remedy's pedigree and the excitement surrounding their next title. But Spencer admits it "didn't sell as well" as Microsoft had anticipated, but did confirm he'd "love to work with Remedy again".
He revealed Microsoft had been having "conversations" with Remedy, but didn't go so far as to confirm it was related to Alan Wake 2. According to Spencer, Remedy would prefer to "incubate" their next project internally, which suggests they might be investigating self-publishing. And Spencer reiterates: "Like I said, I don't think they've signed it with anybody".
What say you, Dealspwners? Would you like to see more Alan Wake? Does Remedy deserve a second chance? Or would you prefer they channel their ample talent elsewhere? [Eurogamer]