Speaking exclusively to Eurogamer,
head of franchise development at Remedy, Oskari Häkkine, discussed the potential for a sequel to Alan Wake
in the future.
Despite Remedy owning the intellectual copyright to the Alan Wake
series, Oskari stated that any sequel would be a Microsoft exclusive:
"Microsoft put a lot of beef behind the title for it to be an exclusive for the 360. They feel it's an important title for their portfolio. It fits into their portfolio among other games like Gears of War, Halo and Forza.
They think of their first-party games as a package and a portfolio for the 360. My understanding is we have a great fit in that portfolio as well."
Despite the enthusiasm at Remedy to work on a sequel, and no doubt the fact that Microsoft would love to have them do so, neither party has yet spoke to the other about this possibility:
"[Remedy] haven't had a chance to get out to Redmond, Microsoft Game Studios, and discuss anything further of how we move on. But I don't see any reason why we wouldn't continue with Microsoft with a full-blown sequel for Alan Wake. We definitely want to do it. We have great ideas for it. There's certainly a want, and that want is I believe from both sides. Right now I can't confirm anything."
Oskari was very forthcoming about the simple reason as to why no talks had yet taken place between the parties. He spoke of how the fifty strong team behind Alan Wake
were still monitoring the game he considered to be still within it's "launch phase" and to need the teams attention. In addition to that, he added that the team was "hard at work on DLC" for the title. This is likely to be The Writer
DLC which is planned for release in the Autumn of this year.
We're working full steam ahead here. We've still got plenty to do.