Rumors of an Alan Wake revival have been running rampant for years, but we haven’t seen or heard much concrete about what might be in store for the long-dormant psychological thriller franchise. Although developer Remedy’s newest game, Control, confirmed via DLC that it takes place in a shared universe with Alan Wake, the team hasn’t visited the series directly since the spin-off Alan Wake’s American Nightmare back in 2012.
Luckily for fans, it has now been confirmed that Remedy has teamed up with Epic Games to produce Alan Wake Remastered for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, and PC via Epic Games Store. This new version will be the first time the game has been released on any platform other than Xbox 360 and PC, and it will include the main game and both post-launch DLCs, The Writer and The Signal. It will also see some a bump up to 4K resolution, as well as a commentary track by game director Sam Lake.
More importantly, remastered versions of games in shelved franchises often precede an upcoming revival, so this could be just the first step in Remedy’s plan to bring the Alan Wake series back to life. After all, they’ve stated in the past that they definitely have intentions of making a sequel someday, and recent statements from CEO Tero Virtala during an earnings call certainly seem to be hinting at what’s to come.
By 2025, we aim to create several successful games and at least one major hit game that can [appear] on global selling charts. We will own at least 3 expanding game franchises all which will have long-term hit potential for the games they are producing.Tero Virtala
According to Epic, Alan Wake Remastered is set to launch sometime this fall.