A trademark listing was spotted on the European Union Trademark Database by a NeoGAF user which indicated that Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind Max Payne and upcoming Xbox One title Quantum Break, might be working on a new game set in the Alan Wake universe.The user also noted that an Alan Wake’s Return website was registered in 2015.
This is in no way a confirmation of the game actually being made, since hoax trademark listings for highly-sought after game sequels regularly appear on databases, most notable among these is the Half-Life 3 submission that was later revealed to be a fake.
Additionally, a trademark registration doesn’t necessarily mean a new project is in development.
In September 2014, Remedy’s creative director, Sam Lake, said the studio would like to return to Alan Wake some day.
“We’re really, really proud of all the games we have made,” he said. “And obviously all of them are dear to us. They have a special place in our hearts. You never know about the future and as we have said about Alan Wake, the sequel didn’t work out at this point. But definitely we are looking for opportunities to do more, someday, when the time is right.”
He had also speculated about ideas on Alan Wake 2 saying, “We have been iterating the idea of what an Alan Wake sequel could be, and along the way there has been much better ideas than what the concept coming out of Alan Wake was for the sequel. ”
Remedy has also previously said it wants to return to Alan Wake when the time is right.
“Among other things, we are discussing the possibility of an Alan Wake sequel with multiple partners, but nothing has been decided,” Lake said.
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