Alan Wake 2 Is Fully Playable, Says Remedy

Alan Wake 2 is playable. It's not finished, and most likely won't be for quite some time yet, but you can start the game and play from beginning to end. That's according to the latest news out of Remedy from CEO Tero Virtala. Speaking to shareholders and reporters following the release of Remedy's 2022 financial results, Virtala gave a status update on Alan Wake's long-awaited sequel.

"Alan Wake 2 is in full production," he said (via VGC). "The game will soon have all content in place, and it is playable from start to finish. We will then move onto polishing the experience. Alan Wake is a unique brand that holds high value for the company today."

Announced at The Game Awards back in 2021, Remedy has periodically provided us with affirming updates, noting full production began in May and it was "coming together on all fronts" as of October. Mocap shooting and recording for voice actors started in July, and principal writer Clay Murphy confirmed he'd written "a ton of pages" for what will be "a monster" of a game. These comments mirrored that of director Sam Lake who said that Alan Wake 2 will push "further into the horror aspect" of the original.

Earlier this month, Lake said that Alan Wake 2 will be Remedy's biggest game ever. "A game project like this is a very complex undertaking – it's our biggest project yet – and a lot of different things need to come together," he said. "Not only the concept itself but the timing and the right partners as well."

Alan Wake isn't just getting a sequel–it's also becoming a live-action TV series courtesy of AMC. Remedy announced a partnership with AMC to bring Alan Wake to television. The announcement was made back in May, and so far no release date has been revealed, but like the game sequel, we'll just have to be patient.

Meanwhile, Alan Wake Remastered is said to be floundering a bit. Virtala confirmed the remastered original game "has not yet generated royalties," meaning that publisher Epic Games hasn't made back its initial investment.

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