The internet was all abuzz following the revelation that Remedy Entertainment – developers of the highly anticipated Quantum Break – had trademarked “Alan Wake’s Return”, which was assumed to be a forthcoming sequel to Xbox 360 and PC survival horror game, Alan Wake.
Now, Remedy’s Sam Lake has spoken to Kotaku about the speculation about Alan Wake’s Return being an imminent sequel, and the news will leave many disappointed: the trademarked name instead refers to a series of in-game mini-episodes about Alan Wake, similar to the Bright Falls web series, which may or may not feature within Quantum Break.
“A big part of the trademarking process all in all is the legalities of it,” Lake explained to Kotaku. “Just making sure everything is covered.” He added that, with video game development, “it’s a different process of making sure everything is locked down”.
“So,” Lake said, “[there’s] no real news about anything future Alan Wake-related.”
Regarding a potential future Alan Wake game, Lake admitted, “Other than that, we are exploring possibilities and concepting different things, but lots needs to click into place for anything to happen. We will be the first to talk about it when there is something definite to talk about.”
An Alan Wake cameo within Quantum Break has been rumoured for some time.