Remedy is a studio known for putting Easter eggs and referential material into their games. Alan Wake
featured a series of crime novels centered around a character very similar to the titular character from their previous games, Max Payne
. It looks like Quantum Break
will continue Remedy's tradition of tipping their hat to characters from other works. Also in classic Remedy fashion, it gets awesomely and confusingly meta. This holiday greeting looks ahead to next spring's release of the superhero origin story, while also teasing the dormant Alan Wake
franchise in a way that should have fans filled with glee.
So let's recap. Sam Lake, creative director and the original face of Max Payne, is playing Alex Casey in a live-action Easter egg for Quantum Break
. Alex Casey was the protagonist of Alan Wake's bestselling book series, but in the footage, you can clearly see he and his FBI partner are looking into Alan's disappearance. How can a fictional character be looking for its own author? What does Alan's narration at the end mean? What the hell is going on? I love it.
The lovable weirdos at Remedy will launch Quantum Break
on April 5th next year.