Remedy Announcing Alan Wake Remastered Via A Fan Site Is Lovely

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It’s not often that we’ll praise a game developer for how they’ve gone about announcing a video game, but gosh darn it, let’s give some quick props to Remedy for their decision to announce Alan Wake Remastered via The Sudden Stop. If there’s ever been a more perfect way to acknowledge the involvement and love that a community has invested in not just a franchise, but also a developer, I’ve yet to see it.

Sam Lake, writer and creative director at Remedy, penned an open letter detailing the announcement of the remaster, which was published on The Sudden Stop on September 7th. The letter details parts of the creative process which went into developing Alan Wake, along with Remedy’s excitement that the game will be launching on PlayStation for the first time, but he also takes time to thank both the community and Rachel Perkins, the one who founded The Sudden Stop in the first place.

“Alan Wake came out over 11 years ago, and through that time, you have told us again and again how much you love the game, the story, the characters, and the lore. And that matters a lot to us. We love this game as well. I love this game. The remaster is coming because of your support for Alan Wake through the years.”

“That is why we felt it was fitting to make this announcement here, at The Sudden Stop, which has been an integral part of the Remedy community since back in 2012, when it started out as an Alan Wake fansite. The Remedy community wouldn’t be what it is today without The Sudden Stop, and we wanted to show our gratitude by telling you about Alan Wake Remastered right here. So thank you, Rachel, and everyone else, for supporting Remedy and our games through all these years.”

Sam Lake’s words aren’t exactly wrong here. Since Alan Wake: American Nightmare in 2012, which was–well, let’s not start some controversy here, the series has mostly dropped off the face of the Earth. Fans have been clamouring for some additional news or even a sequel, and Remedy have been keen to play with fan expectations regarding the Alan Wake series.

Quantum Break, the ambitious yet oft-forgotten Xbox exclusive that kinda deserved better, contained quite a few neat little easter eggs that referenced Alan Wake, which many believed would lead to a new game in the series. Remedy’s more recent release, Control, also featured a DLC campaign, AWE, which tied both Control and Alan Wake into the same universe. Fans naturally lapped it up, but they wanted more and now, we’re finally getting it.

Putting the announcement in the hands of a site like The Sudden Stop feels like a tacit acknowledgement from Remedy of that fervent fan reaction, while also thanking the little guy for supporting them for over a decade. It’s a nice gesture to some hard workers who absolutely deserve it, while potentially signalling that the future of Alan Wake is looking pretty bright indeed.

Alright, maybe I’m speculating because I’m a little too excited about Alan Wake coming back.

Alan Wake Remastered releases later this year for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S.

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