More Teases for Alan Wake XBLA

By Mark Delaney, 7 years ago
Xbox's official...guy, Major Nelson, in his latest podcast, was able to have a chat with Video Game Awards Executive Producer Geoff Keighley. During their discussion, they touched on all facets of the upcoming VGAs, including award categories, nominees, and show surprises. Keighley, at one point, mentioned the future of XBLA, stating that games on a downloadable format are changing and becoming bigger, deeper experiences. He specifically mentioned the upcoming, unnamed Alan Wake sequel (rumored as as an example of how Xbox LIVE Arcade is evolving right before our eyes. You can listen to the whole interview at Major Nelson's blog. The interview starts at about the 32 minute mark and the Alan Wake mention specifically comes around 48 minutes.

If you don't want to listen to the podcast you can read what he had to say below:

I’ve seen the game, seen the trailer we’re showing and even though it’s going to be a downloadable game, it’s not a small game...It effectively is, I think, Alan Wake 2 when you really look at it and what they’re doing with that game. It’s really ambitious, beautiful technology and I think people are really going to be excited about it.
Remedy, however, has stated that this game is absoloutely not Alan Wake 2, but that the game will still be "structured like a retail release." Hopefully for Wake fans, that means the core gameplay will remain similar. Keighley's words seem to echo that thought.

Of course, the new Alan Wake game is just one of many game reveals and sneak peeks that the VGAs will offer when they air this Saturday. Be sure to check here with us as we will be updating live throughout the show, bringing you all the game reveals and news as they are announced.

The Video Game Awards will be simulcasted on Spike TV, MTV2 and online this Saturday, December 10th, at 8pm ET.
Credit for this story goes to JuicedBeaver
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.