Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake took an interesting storytelling approach when it first launched, adapting its pacing and structure to reflect that of a thriller television series. It was no surprise, then, that it quickly grew to become a cult classic of sorts, and have since established a tight, dedicated community.
And where PC and Xbox gamers were able to experience the psychological thrills of the novel-writing adventure shooter, it seems PS4 and Switch owners may just partake in the journey as well.
“The only thing we want to clarify, now that Remedy owns the publishing rights, is that we could bring Alan Wake to different platforms if we so choose,” a Remedy spokesperson expressed in an interview with Eurogamer. “We have nothing to announce for now. We are fully focused on Control releasing on August 27.”
The split to go independent from publisher Microsoft is not unexpected, especially with the relationship between both companies becoming more strained after their last venture on the live-action TV/game hybrid Quantum Break.
Following the re-acquisition of Alan Wake rights, Remedy has expressed their goal of bringing original titles over to the various platforms, which would actually spell exciting prospects for the world of Alan Wake and beyond.
As stated earlier, the team currently has no plans to continue working on the former, but enthusiasts can certainly look forward to the elaborate universe that’s Control, where a whole year of new stories and missions are set to follow after the game’s launch in August 2019.
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