With Alan Wake about to turn 10 next week, Remedy is planning to celebrate the milestone for its acclaimed shooter with a livestream and more.
Coming from the house behind Max Payne, Alan Wake holds a special place in the hearts of many fans of Remedy Entertainment. From its eerie, atmospheric setting to its story that blended inspirations like Twin Peaks and the works of Stephen King, the game instantly became a cult classic, and now Remedy is planning to celebrate the beloved game next week in time for its 10-year anniversary.
Developer Remedy Entertainment announced on Twitter that the studio is planning some festivities to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Alan Wake, which first released on May 14, 2010 (in Europe) for Xbox 360, followed by its debut on PC two years later. Having played the game myself when it first released, it seems like only yesterday that I first took the trip to Bright Falls.
According to Remedy, the studio is planning to celebrate the milestone for the game with a livestream “and other cool stuff” that will be detailed next week, to coincide with the anniversary date. However, Remedy also seems to want to keep expectations in check and that the studio doesn’t have “anything to announce.” So, don’t get your hopes up for a surprise reveal of Alan Wake 2, at least for the moment.
We’ll be celebrating Alan Wake’s 10th anniversary with a stream and other cool stuff which you’ll hear more about next week! #10yearsofAlanWake
We’re celebrating the past and looking back: we don’t have anything to announce. Thank you, always, for the love ? pic.twitter.com/Im3ICEsUWJ
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) May 8, 2020
After its debut in 2010, Alan Wake was followed by the release of its standalone spin-off, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare in 2012. Following American Nightmare, Remedy Entertainment released Quantum Break in 2016 (which reportedly was originally imagined as a sequel to Alan Wake), and after that launched the critically-acclaimed Control last year.
Rumors of a potential sequel have been going around for years, though Remedy has yet to officially confirm that an Alan Wake 2 is actually in the works (but it seems like they at least want it to happen). However, there is some hope for a return to the series’ universe with the upcoming “AWE” story DLC for Control, which has hinted at some kind of connection with Alan Wake.