Alan Wake crosses 2 million sales, still has a future
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Apr 30, 2013 11:45AM PDT
The first Alan Wake has crossed the 2 million sales mark, which Remedy says makes it a "cult classic." The developer hasn't announced a follow-up since the downloadable American Nightmare, but says the series is "close to our hearts" and still has a future.
"We've moved over two million copies--that's including PC," head of franchise development Oskari Hakkinen told CVG. "So after a slow start it's turning into something really positive. It's definitely had legs. I think narrative experiences just have a tendency for that. Alan Wake's like a cult classic if you like. People who have played and enjoyed the story feel the urge to tell their friends and other gamers out there that they need to try this experience, they need to play it."
Asked if the franchise still has more games left in it, Hakkinen said, "I think so. Alan Wake is definitely very close to our hearts. It's our IP--we own it. It's not something that we're going to forget very easily."
We know that Remedy is currently working on a next-gen game, not necessarily connected to the Alan Wake series. But it would make sense to go back to the well eventually. After self-publishing the first game on PC, it recouped its costs after only 48 hours.