What Alan Wake 2 Needs to Succeed
by Nicholas Laborde
©2013 Nicholas Laborde
Sometimes, I feel as if nobody cared about Alan Wake.
In borderline development hell for five years (we saw it at E3 2006 but didn’t get it until May 2010, for crying out loud!), it came a long way before we finally got it.
After seeing moderate success on the Xbox 360, one “sequel” was delivered digitally – Alan Wake’s American Nightmare – and managed to retain the formula while still being very Alan Wake.
American Nightmare performed solidly, and then both titles were very successfully ported to the PC via Steam.
Recently, the Alan Wake Facebook page had a tease saying that we’ll soon be seeing what Remedy has been up to all this time.
Considering that both titles ended with the ominous message “Alan Wake’s journey through the night will continue,” I think it’s safe to say that Alan Wake 2 is in development.
With that in mind, here is exactly what Alan Wake 2 needs to succeed.