Is there an Alan Wake 2? Some sort of sequel planned or something?

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Hey guys, I just completed Alan Wake on pc and found the game to be EXCELLENT (Must play if you haven't already) and I was just wondering if there was a sequel or something similar planned for the game?

Also, quick question while I'm here: Does the XBOX version of Alan Wake differ from the PC version? If so, how, anything major?
 

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Uhm, I'm not sure if the Xbox version differs so much from the PC version, I wouldn't think so? ...but I do hope there's a sequel on the way. It was like you said, an excellent game. Somewhat confusing at times, but great fun nonetheless. I have the original game and this sort of spin-off "sequel" game from XBLA called "Alan Wake's American Nightmare." It's pretty fun, but it sort of gets repetitive and I find it to be a lot of action and less story. Anyway, that's just my opinion.
 

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According to Steam, the PC version includes...
  • Includes Alan Wake Special Episodes “The Signal” and “The Writer”
  • Experience Alan Wake’s Pacific Northwest in higher resolutions and higher fidelity than the Xbox360 version.
  • Fully configurable mouse and keyboard support, or if you prefer to play with the Microsoft gamepad connected to your PC, you can do that too!
  • Lots of customizable graphics settings and support for 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios!
  • Multithreaded engine that takes advantage of quad core CPUs.
  • Additional features our fans have sought after such as field of view adjustment as well as “hide HUD”.
  • Works with AMD Eyefinity 3D 3-screen mode.
They're basically the same game though, if anything Alan Wake PC is just incredibly well optimized.

For a sequel, I wouldn't be surprised though. The Xbox version didn't sell too hotly but the PC version, combined with the Xbox version, broke the million mark and was actually really profitable. It was a massive hit with fans too. There's a sorta-sequel with Alan Wake's American Nightmare but no "Alan Wake 2".

However, it can quite possibly happen, although I though Alan Wake took quite a long time to develop and I doubt they'd be taking shortcuts on a proper sequel.
 

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Actually Alan Wake broke the 2 million mark a few days ago :) http://www.computerandvideogames.com/339789/alan-wake-sales-top-2-million-series-has-a-future/

Remedy Entertainment has stated that "there is still a future for Alan Wake" (via Oskari Häkkinen, Head of Franchise Development at Remedy Entertainment). In other words, we'll be seeing some kind of sequel on top of American Nightmare.

It's a pity that the game was developed partially with Microsoft's money, since I'd have loved to see the game on the PS3 (and on the PC earlier than now).
 

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There's Alan Wake: American Nightmare on the Xbox 360. I wouldn't call it a full sequel (It's more like a stepping stone to a sequel, really), but it is great. If you loved Alan Wake and have a 360, then I'd definitely recommend it. If you don't have a 360, I wouldn't be too surprised if it made its way to Steam sometime in the near future.

And yeah, there's no confirmation of an actual Alan Wake 2 yet. Considering its recent successes, however, the franchise's future is certainly looking bright.
 

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