Developer Remedy claims that Alan Wake 2, the long-awaited sequel to the original 2010 game, will be their most beautiful game yet.
Many exciting video games were showcased during The Game Awards. One of those titles that many fans were delighted to see was finally the long-awaited Alan Wake 2. Following the trailer, Geoff Keighley spoke with Remedy’s creative director Sam Lake about the sequel and revealed that Alan Wake 2 will be Remedy’s first survival horror video game.
Speaking to IGN, Lake further stated that Alan Wake 2 It will be “by far the most engaging and beautiful Remedy game of all time.” It will run on Northlight, the same proprietary game engine that ran Control Y Quantum Pause. However, Northlight wasn’t used solely because of how beautiful the games looked when running on the engine.
Although Epic Games is publishing Alan Wake 2, Remedy will not be using the highly publicized Unreal Engine 5. As Lake explains, Remedy chose to stick with Northlight in favor of Unreal Engine 5 due to its familiarity with the engine and believing that it will better fit the developer’s vision for Alan Wake 2. “We think that especially for this type of experience, where atmosphere and styling are more important than ever, is that we know Northlight so well that we can focus on certain things and push certain things forward.” Alan Wake 2 It will apparently partially abandon, if not completely abandon, the action aspect of the original, so the title will have to rely heavily on visuals and atmosphere.
Since Remedy is comfortable with Northlight, he will have the opportunity to go further with the game engine than before. Games like Control Y Quantum Pause Both were great looking video games, but they were more visually interesting due to the way Remedy used the environments. Both titles relied heavily on Northlight’s ability to create diverse and interesting environments that users could destroy while simultaneously delivering environments that seamlessly transformed and changed.
Survival Horror games must create the right atmosphere for the title to be successful. With Lake’s comments on the sequel, it seems like fans won’t have to worry about what the title will look like. The trailer didn’t show actual footage of the game, but it did give viewers a taste of the atmosphere Remedy is looking for. Additionally, the ad trailer revealed that Alan Wake 2 It will be a current-gen, PC-exclusive title, which means that any mechanics introduced into the game will theoretically not be limited by what previous-gen consoles can handle.
Judging from Lake’s comments and the fact Alan Wake 2 It won’t be released on older generation consoles, fans have a lot to be excited about. Remedy has been thinking Alan Wake 2 since it was first released in 2010 and the developer’s passion shows in their comments. Of course, the game won’t be released until sometime in 2023, so of course things can be changed in the future. Godfall It was a PS5 and PC exclusive, but then it was released for PS4. Despite being a current generation title, it is always possible Alan Wake 2 it doesn’t need to be.
Alan Wake 2 is scheduled to release in 2023 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X / S.