Remedy believes in a future for Wake.
Matias Myllyrinne, CEO of Remedy, told us at DICE 2012
that the studio isn't done with its literary protagonist after launching Alan Wake on PC
and Alan Wake's American Nightmare
on XBLA later this month.
"We're crowd pleasers, we'll do what the audience wants, 'cause usually that's the good business move as well," Myllyrinne responded when we asked what's next for Wake. He also reconfirmed the studio owns the IP, so the future of Wake is theirs to write.
"Hopefully, we'll have one or two surprises. I don't know, I'm loving the digital [distribution] side and we'll see how that evolves, but just being able to give people quick access to bite-size chunks of gaming is maybe more fun than working for years and years -- taking the phone offline and closing the shutters-- at least, this way, you're able to react much more quickly to people's desires and wishes."
With Remedy directly publishing Alan Wake
on Steam, we wanted to know if the studio had an internal figure for sales that would dictate resources being put into a full-blown sequel.
"I don't know. I don't know if that would dictate it. If it bombs [laughs], then that's certainly a signal, but we're fairly confident that it'll do well. We'll certainly continue with Wake. Right now we're focusing on getting the PC out next week, then getting American Nightmare
out. And it's too early to talk about what our next move is, but we've obviously put things into motion."