It was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful surprises of the Game Awards 2021 ceremony: Alan Wake 2 is a reality, but retains all its mystery for the time being.
It was without counting on the intervention of the actor and screenwriter Sam Lake, who had made the trip to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to reveal in person the return of the somewhat tortured writer in a new (mis) adventure , more than ten years after the original episode.
Plastic is fantastic
For now, only the inner voice of Alan Wake has come to offer us some meager clues about the content of this sequel:
We all start a story with hopes and expectations, looking for an answer. Sometimes it would be better to live with that hope, never to find the story. It’s not the story you want it to be. This story will eat you alive. This story is a monster. And monsters have many faces.
It was without counting on the guy Sam Lake, who fails to be able to say more about the resolutely horrific character of Alan Wake 2 took advantage of the interminable ceremony to speak with our colleagues from IGN on the graphic qualities of the title:
Alan Wake 2 will be hands down the best looking game Remedy Entertainment has ever made.
The lights of the far north
Through this, Sam Lake wanted above all to highlight Remedy’s in-house engine, the Northlight Engine, which has already been illustrated through the studio’s last two productions: Quantum Break and Control. For the return of Alan Wake, the Finns assure that their engine will allow them to find the right balance:
Alan Wake 2 is developed on Northlight. Our knowledge of the engine allows us to focus on certain elements and to go even further, especially for this kind of experience where atmosphere and style are more important than ever.
Alan Wake 2 is now due somewhere in 2023 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. And we will see what we will see … well, a priori.