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Remedy has 'groundbreaking console project' in the works

Alan Wake creators Remedy have a "groundbreaking AAA console project" in development, a new job listing has revealed. (Dev, Industry, Remedy)

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killasder  +   1487d ago
cool story remedy...
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tawak  +   1487d ago
Ive thought Allan wake is the ground breaking?
RedDevils  +   1486d ago
Alan Wake Ground breaking lol
ATi_Elite  +   1486d ago
How about some details or screen shots or video so WE THE GAMERS can decide just how AAA or groundbreaking it is!

Cause i'm sure every Dev thinks they have some ground breaking game in development.

more hype than substance right now so i'm not excited.
hassi94  +   1486d ago
It's not like they're shouting at everyone telling them how great their game is.

They have to attract good developers by the job listings, so they write groundbreaking etc. They aren't ready to show the game clearly, they still need developers...
Titanz  +   1487d ago
Any chance it's Wii U related?
Doubtful, though you never know.
Kur0  +   1487d ago
Probably a Kinect game =/
LightofDarkness  +   1487d ago
Please take back Max Payne. We'll give you gold!
t0mmyb0y  +   1487d ago
Remedy was on fire for a while back in the day. Max Payne 1 bedded in my head
BillytheAlien  +   1487d ago
I just can't believe their actually think MP3 looks brillaint.

I think in my opinion they have no choice to say that about it. I mean 1) it's a rockstar game so they can't "diss" them without any backlash and 2) well it's not like their opinion matters, at the end of the day it would just cause a fuss around the internet.
KMCROC54  +   1487d ago
Think thier response was probly in reference to what Max Payne looked like when they (Remedy)first created Max Payne 1 & 2.
morganfell  +   1486d ago
You haven;t played Max Payne. I would guess they have been treated to that opportunity. It's called waiting until you actually know what you are talking about before going on the attack.

To be fair, I have said before that we do see this situation too often. The publisher or developer is risk averse when it comes to a new IP. So they look around for some name recognition into which they can shoehorn their new product. Oh, Syndicate for example?

But remember, this is Rockstar and risk averse is not something they happen to be.
Chitown71291  +   1486d ago
Ion know about you guys
But I think Max Payne 3 looks pretty good. No, its not the setting were used to, but still, its Max Payne on current consoles. The gameplay from what I've seen has kept the original in its heart, which is what I care about. Whereas DMC on the other hand, the developers have just completely said f*ck the original fan base, were doing what we want. Give em a chance guys....
FlashXIII  +   1487d ago
Alan Wake kinect adventures? I sure hope not but wouldn't surprise me.
SKUD  +   1486d ago
Count on it. Now with more in-game ads. Enjoy!
fallacious  +   1487d ago
Will this 'groundbreaking' game come out on the PS3 too or has Remedy become a first party Microsoft game developer since Alan Wake wasn't released for PS3s?
Fishy Fingers  +   1487d ago
That information isnt provided in the article. So unless you happy with some guess by one of us, you'll have to wait for more info.

My guess, no PS3. 360 for sure, PC possible (probably at a later date). :/
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SolidGear3  +   1487d ago
It'll make it someday to PS3. They own the IP. If not the original, I guarantee the sequel will.
Fishy Fingers  +   1487d ago | Well said
From Remedy...

"I would like to make it clear that Microsoft funded the production of the first Alan Wake game, and while they were happy for Remedy to now self-publish on PC it is highly unlikely they would want to see the game on a competing console. While we do own the Alan Wake brand, Remedy doesn't have rights to publish THE Alan Wake on PS3. And technically it would be significantly more difficult to do than the PC version."

Of course, why listen to the developer when you have a "guarantee" from SolidGear3... LOL Even announcement of a sequel too. Amazing.
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PetitPiPi  +   1487d ago
Keep up the good work SolidGear! Making up stuff as you go is surely going to get you places. lol
MrBeatdown  +   1486d ago
@Fishy Fingers

The thing is, what you posted and what SolidGear posted aren't contradictory at all. SolidGear said pretty clearly, "if not the original, I guarantee the sequel will". What you posted confirmed that although Remedy doesn't own the rights to AW1, they own the Alan Wake brand, so Remedy is free to release a future Alan Wake game on PS3. And I've read a few interviews with Remedy. No one from Remedy has said American Nightmare is supposed to be a proper sequel to Alan Wake. By the sound of it, it's more like a side-story, like Fallout: New Vegas, MGS: Peace Walker, or Halo Reach. Nobody considers those Fallout 4, MGS5, or Halo 4.

He says "guarantee" which is jumping the gun, but you say "why listen to the developer" as if you're calling him out for saying something completely unfounded, rather than questioning the likelihood of what he's saying. What he is saying could be accurate and the quote you posted doesn't contradict that. In order for him to be wrong, you'd have to assume he's talking about American Nightmare rather than Alan Wake 2, or that Remedy considers American Nightmare to be Alan Wake 2, and therefore the only game that could be considered the direct sequel to the first game.
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Adolph Fitler  +   1487d ago
Make it more like Max Payne & less like Alan Wake....Max Payne was awesome, then this team went backwards fast with the hopelessly repetative Alan Wake...I loved every minute of Payne & never got bored, but I bought Wake & after 1hr of walking down a linear path & being attacked by alternating between 3 & 4 enemies & every 2nd time a overly large lumberjack with a hammer, I couldn't wait to get through the damn thing & get it back to EB's within the 7 day money back scheme (which they've now abolished the bastards).

Please give us another Max Payne type, real quality AAAA title remedy, we know your capable.
And bring it to PS3, instead of just 360....hell, bring it to PS3, 360 & Wii-U as nobody deserves to miss out on one of the best developers they've had a flop in Wake & a slump in overall quality from that game in my opinion, they will give us something special.
pcz  +   1487d ago
thats what they all say..
its not like they would say 'we have a mediocre, run of the mill console project in the works... i doubt anyone will like it''

its their job to hype up their projects
Voxelman  +   1487d ago
Hmm a focus on AI and enemy behaviour, that has my interest. It's about time a developer made some strides in that area, I mean Half-Life 1 and F.E.A.R. 1 have better AI than 90% of games today.
coryok  +   1486d ago
i just wanted to make note that the ad is looking for gameplay/ai programmer, which will actually be a mediocre ai programmer who also does other things. when you're looking for good ai you hire an ai programmer, not a gameplay/ai programmer.

ai programmer is a field of study in itself, and if you want good ai you get someone whos good at ai and have them only working on the ai.

the ai guy finds interesting ways to make better ai and then tells the gameplay guy what mechanics he needs to make it happen.

btw, the things that theyre looking for (pathing and decision making pretty much) are pretty simple things. path finding is done in pretty much three different ways, depending on what youre looking at, they could probably grab an intern who knows a bit of c++ and pay him to learn it and implement it and it probably wouldnt be noticeable to the enduser.

decision making is a bit more difficult, but its made really simple when you dont have enough people working on it and developing the needed mechanics, which looks like whats happening as theyre looking for an ai/gameplay guy.

what theyre requiring from applicants is pretty low compared to what others require, this is an entry level position, not someone who will do wonders for their games ai
ps3dude44  +   1487d ago
wonder what remedy is making
Slade  +   1487d ago
you mean like there other groundbreaking project that sucked?
mynameisEvil  +   1487d ago
Max Payne SUCKED? News to me.

Alan Wake SUCKED? Again, news to me.

Just because a game doesn't live up to YOUR expectations (or maybe you've never played it and you're a fanboy, I don't know) doesn't mean it SUCKS.

People these days need to learn when to use certain words and when not to...
Slade  +   1487d ago
the games sucked. They did. Which is why the dev has stayed the same size for 10 years
josephayal  +   1487d ago
Good news for PS3 Owners
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1487d ago
A next gen Alan wake for the xbox 720
SolidGear3  +   1487d ago
Alan Wake is the only reason to own a 360 besides Gears, Metro 2033 and Quake 4. One of the best horror titles this gen for sure. I'd kill for it to be on the PS3 and I bet it would've done a hell of alot better if it would've been either multiplat or published by Sony for PS3.
Dlacy13g  +   1487d ago
well, just another rumor towards the next xbox console being about a year away. Sure this could be for other platforms, etc... but I think its more likely this will be a launch year title for the next xbox.
NYC_Gamer  +   1487d ago
this might be xbox only with possible pc release.only way that changes is if the title is picked up by some major third party publisher.
Almir908  +   1487d ago
Wow people are more idiotic than I thought. When Remedy says Console project that doesn't mean xbox 360/PC project; hows PC even a console? Alan Wake is on the 360/PC but when he states console project that means it's multiplatform. Don't care how many disagree's I get because it's the truth. CONSOLE PROJECT, otherwise he would say 360 project.
Dlacy13g  +   1487d ago
Console project implies the game will come to a console at min it doesn't state its multiple platforms...just that the game will come to "a" console for sure. Had he said "multiple console development" then I might agree but he didn't. If a dev says multiplatform title that implies it could come to anything under the sun including PC or even handhelds.

The "truth" is for now all any of us know is that this title will for sure show up on a console down the line. Which console is certainly up for debate, and it being multiplatform is speculative at best.
Convas  +   1487d ago
Almir, they can't just come out and say that they are working on Alan Wake 2 for NeXbox (Loop/Infinity) before MS is ready for such an announcement.

AngelicIceDiamond  +   1487d ago
Alan Wake 2 is the only game I can think of. Enemy smartness in the AI sounds like a single player tech.
360ICE  +   1487d ago
I doubt it. Not convinced by Remedy yet. But still looking forward to see more.
honkyjesus  +   1487d ago
I really liked Alan Wake, but it is clear much of the talent there has left.
gigreen  +   1487d ago
Their next is gonna be multiplatform. No reason not to have it on PS3, unless Microsoft is again willing to fully fund it, which they probably won't.
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QuantumWake  +   1487d ago
What gives you the idea that MS won't fund a sequel to Alan Wake?
coolbeans  +   1486d ago
Honestly, he has no reason other than him not wanting MS to do so.
IM_KINECTED  +   1486d ago
Microsoft paid for 3 full Alan Wake titles, and in the contract it states they cannot appear on a competing console, which is why they were allowed to self publish to the PC, but not to any other consoles.

Microsoft was/is smart when it comes to 3rd party exclusives.
gigreen  +   1486d ago
Alan Wake was originally meant to push DirectX 10 onto the PC crowd in a huge, technically ambitious open world game. When the project got too expensive they decided to make it a 360 game.

Here they're talking about a groundbreaking new project, which doesn't sound like an Alan Wake sequel to me.
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QuantumWake  +   1486d ago
I never read anything about the project becoming too expensive. Last I read there just wasn't enough time/manpower for the PC version to be up to snuff. With the size of the team (45 people at that time) it was almost impossible for them to develop two versions and have the PC version as good as it can be.

Also (and really, I don't know how many times I've said this already) they DID NOT scrap the open world aspect of Alan Wake for technical reasons. It was a design & story choice. They obviously did not want the player moving about the world doing whatever they wanted. They wanted the player to progress through a certain path so they may feel that sense of foreshadowing and also wanted to control the flow of the story.

So the reason you gave imo wasn't a good enough reason. One reason might be is that they didn't see any potential with the Alan Wake franchise. Though it wouldn't make any sense imo because Remedy/MS are already pushing Alan Wake: American Nightmare for XBLA. And it also doesn't say anything about a brand NEW project, just an AAA console project.
blakstarz  +   1486d ago
If not built on the PS3 from the ground-up....hardly "groundbreaking".
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1486d ago
Alan Wake was good... but definatley didn't live up to a vast majority of peoples expectations!

Im reserving my excitement for this announcement!
theeg  +   1486d ago
next gen i assume,

i really do not want to hear about anymore current gen console games, let's focus on new consoles!

the 360 has been around since 2005
ps3 2006

its 2012, lets move on
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1486d ago
To be honest I only see the PS3 doing new amazing things graphicly when compared to 360...

MS needs a newer console than Sony!
Adolph Fitler  +   1486d ago
Alan Wake was supposed to be ground breaking too, & look how that turned out.

Ground breaking my butt...Once they join Bungie & get off MS's dick, they may be able to get back that something special they had in the Max Payne days.

They tried there hand at what I think was an attempt at a survival horror game, but after forcing myself to complete it thinking I, "I wish this repetative shit would come to an end", so I could take it back to EB's for there 7 day return was a game that got waaaaaaaaaay over scored by many reviewers, when in fact it was a very, very mediocre experience that was shat all over by Dead Space 1&2.

Some people held it in high regard due to the fact that they found it groundbreaking for only the reason that you would shine your torch on enemies & then shoot them, as it took away there "magic" cure for torch light allergies....but this was a gimmick that had already been used exactly the same way in another game I played on PS2 or PS1....though "conveniently" I can't remember the name......wish I could though, as was a gooden.
danthebios  +   1486d ago
bla bla bla,dont just talk,show it,Naughty Dog does not just talk,they show it.Till then this article is just for hype.peace
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