Quantum Break Will Feature An Alan Wake Easter Egg

By Mark Delaney, 1 year ago
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.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a decent football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.