Evil Avatar writes: "While a date is yet to be finalized for Alan Wake's next piece of DLC titled 'The Writer', Matias Myllyrinne CEO of Remedy informed us that this next one will conclude things and have some "intense action."
Shame to see Alan Wake DLC end so abruptly, especially since it fits so well in the TV-format, but that's the way it is.
"Matias Myllyrinne CEO of Remedy informed us that this next one will conclude things.." That’s what I was waiting to hear, I was afraid the story will get abandoned after the bad sales, great thing remedy stayed committed, it’s a rare thing these days. I hope it’s a clean wrap-up
Can't say I'm sad to see the format go. I always thought it would be too easy for publishers to abuse if it got pop (see ACTIVISION). But I hope it's not over for the franchise itself.
AW was suppose to have at least 3 DLC episodes??? This can't be good for the future of the franchise. In regards to sales, last time I looked the game had sold around 700,000 copies. M$ has completely abandon this game for reasons unknown. There must be a story there and the fact that Remedy is hinting that AW 2 could be done in as little as 18 months tells me M$ is concerned about Remedies long development cycle's and Remedy is trying to calm those concerns. The game took to long to make at 5 years and to not have any multi-player or co-op is a huge oversight for the heavy XBL 360 demographic...still??? I think they should release the entire game in DLC chapters/episodes at $10 a piece. I think the game would do very well. M$ doesn't seem to care as Remedy has said that they have not heard from M$ at all about anything. At the least they could off released a demo like this... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Oh man, I'm pumped. Even though I'm on to Reach, and will be playing other games like Fable 3, Black Ops, and 007: Blood Stone, I think about this game EVERY DAY. There are STILL some things that puzzle me about the story, and I really, really, REALLY hope they make a sequel. I will support it DAY ONE.
You and me both, this is really sad. Oh well here's to hoping the next one is multiplat so that it can generate some sales.
I agree with you both I thin
I will fully support an Alan Wake sequel. Alan Wake was a very interesting game. I found it a lot different than some of the games that I usually play. Alan Wake's sales sure do put me down. Hopefuly MS/Remedy are willing to put aside some of their losses and decide to make Alan Wake 2. :)
You got a source or some quotes about these "losses"?? Not sure I've heard MS or Remedy mentioning anything about disappointing sales? I would love to see another Alan Wake and Remedy has said they are interested in doing it and MS has an option for a sequel. http://www.bit-tech.net/new...
Sorry kind of mixed this up. I haven't been keeping up with the sales. But I'm usually at the Alan Wake forums, and mostly everyone there is seems a bit down about the sales figures for Alan Wake. Mostly because everyone had high expectations. I am willing to bet that MS and Remedy also expected a lot higher.
It would be better if Remedy parted ways and went to another publisher. That is if MS doesn't own the ip. This game would of most likely done much better as a multiplatform game.
call me a troll if you see fit, but it's just not that good a game... That's is why it sold so badly, not competition from other games. It was the game itself, people hired it and didn't bother to buy it.
Remedy owns the Alan Wake IP. MS only has publishing rights. But with whats been happening with Alan Wake for the past 5 years, I doubt Remedy would want to switch publishers just for the heck of it. Heres what Oskari Hakkinen (Head of Franchise Development) said in an IGN article: "Currently, such a sequel has not been officially confirmed. "We're in a limbo at the moment where neither of us are talking about it. We're still in launch phase of Alan Wake 1…but Microsoft have an option for it. That was in the deal a long time ago…and I don't see why they wouldn't. We're happy with the partnership and they're happy with the game. I think it fits in their portfolio quite nicely. I don't see any reason why we wouldn't continue with Microsoft and why we wouldn't renew the IP…we definitely want a sequel of course." http://uk.xboxlive.ign.com/...
It released on the same day that a multiplat multiplayer GTA-esque wild-west open-world game was released. I dunno about you, but not many of us can afford to buy two games in one week, some people can't afford to buy a game a month. But the game itself is partially to blame--it doesn't have any of the things that make gamers actually want to buy it. It wasn't multiplayer, the story was pretty cliche and it was an Xbox exclusive. Once you get through it, unless you really, really, really love the story, there's not a lot of reason to pick it up again. Even with the DLC, the game as a whole still feels kind of half-done...which is sad in itself :(
shame this isnt coming to pc or ps3.. i was interested in this title since it was originally shown at an intel show running on a pc..
i love how people disagree with me for wanting to play the game and wishing it were on more platforms... only on n4g i love you guys too
I agree man. I'm hoping in the back of my mind that there's still some left-over code to port this to PC...
as far i know it was only suppose to be 2 DLCs hope it comes out this holiday. I still haven't played the first 1. I'm waiting till i have both before i play them like i did with RE5
I would like to see them make a sequel at some point. It is one of my favorite Xbox 360 games. I think if they do make a sequel it needs to be multiplatform so they can get more sales as possible.
MP comment couldn't be commented on. I like MP and no it wasn't needed but 360 is a more competitive based system. thing is will MS let remedy use AW cutscenes for part 2?
Question is The Writer DLC going to conclude the Alan Wake story. That is one of the reason I don't like when a game is developed without a cliffhanger for more DLCs because if the developer stops making the DLCs, then the game storyline will be left hanging like many TV series that got canceled.
T2 should buy Remedy and have them work on MP3
sad face.....i love my alan wake please leave huge plot twist and cliff hanger then laugh as you tease us with number 2
if microsoft stop alan wake 2 they are stupid, removing a very good core game to make place for more kinect casual games is just retarded
5 year in development yet it cant even touch ps3 exclusive game graphics.
I hate when people exaggerate this "5 year development" crap. What do you expect? Its a brand new IP built from the ground up on a new engine and developed by a relatively small studio. Quality takes time. Geez....
Pretty sure it was 9 years...but still! It didn't suck.
It totally beats the shit out of several PS3 exclusives. If you'd get off your ignorant ass and play it, you'd know that.
It was just disappointing. This game was originally an open world free roaming game. Then it turned into a linear 9 hour 3rd person shooter. Then they dropped PC support for whatever reason. Most people lost interest in it after they knew it was just a short little 3rd person shooter.
It was a very good game. The graphics aren't that bad really. Yes PS3 exclusives do look better but it still looks good. To be honest I don't think any Xbox 360 games can compare to PS3 exclusives if you are playing them on the same tv. This is usually the opposite for multiplats. The Xbox versions of multiplats generally look better than the PS3 version if played on the same tv. The thing to remember is that unless you have both versions you will never know the difference.
I know it won't happen and why it won't happen but I wish DLC didn't require the game disc to play! I would love to play this last DLC of Wake but I'm gonna resort to youtube to see the end. Hope fully they'll make a Alan Wake 2.
Wait what? Where in the post does it say it's going to be the last? :/
this is one of the best games ive ever played. it sticks with you. the story is amazing, amazing narrative, and the feel of the world is so realistic and mind blowing. this game is on par if not above mass effect 2. if ms says no to aequal il throw my 360 out a window. 3 strikes, 1 was saying no to mistwalker, 2 was not buying bioware for kotor 3 and jade empire 2, 3 is no alan wake sequal. this game is damn near perfect ive never played anything like it. i rented it beat it in 2 days and will buy it new to support remedy. u should too go buy it its cheap now so no excuse i would buy a 360 for 100 just for this game.
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