Remedy Entertainment, developers of Max Payne and the upcoming telekinetic adventure Control, now own the publishing rights to Alan Wake.
The rights had previously belonged to Microsoft Game studios, which could have been a key factor in Alan Wake 2's development being halted two years ago. Although, equally likely is the obscene number of projects Remedy are currently working on, with the aforementioned Control due out this August 27, and the story mode for the recently announced Crossfire X still to come.
An announcement made through the Globe Newswire by Remedy this morning indicates that they may now be able to pursue a sequel to the 2010 horror-mystery game, as well as a nice kickback of royalties that will be re-invested in further game development.
"For its first half-year period of 2019, Remedy Entertainment Plc records approximately 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) of royalties from previously released games as one-time income," said the board of directors of the Finnish game developers. "The royalties are paid to Remedy during the second half-year period of 2019. In relation to this, the publishing rights of Alan Wake games are reverted to Remedy.
"This one-time income does not significantly affect Remedy’s full year result, because as previously reported, the Company continues to invest in developing new games, the success of which have a greater impact on the Company’s full year revenue and result."
Remedy are currently producing a television series based on Alan Wake, though the game publishing rights reverting is exciting news for those who wish to see Alan's search continue in game form.
Are you excited now that Remedy own the publishing rights to Alan Wake? Could a sequel be on the way? We'll find out in due course.