Is Alan Wake 2 Open World?

One of the creepy-looking areas in Alan Wake 2.

You played the game’s first installment a long time ago and you want to know if Alan Wake 2 will be an open world title? Look no further as we will provide you with the intel that you need.

Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake 2 is one of the highly anticipated games for 2023. To that end, fans of the survival horror title are eager to know what happened to its titular protagonist. As they are bound to revisit the mysterious town of Bright Falls, players are musing whether the sequel is already an open world game.

Will Alan Wake 2 Feature an Open World Bright Falls?

No Alan Wake 2 has not been confirmed as Open World. However, Alan Wake 2’s Game Director Kyle Rowley pointed out in a video posted back in June, that the upcoming sequel will instead boast “slightly more open” locations. This allows players to freely explore the game

In line with this, Remedy’s Senior Environment Artist Anne-Lynn Sottas explained that players didn’t get the chance to explore the original game that much. That won’t be the case with Alan Wake 2. A couple of areas that were revealed to have the aforementioned attributes include Cauldron Lake and the diner within Bright Falls.

Alan Wake (Original Game Soundtrack)
  • Audio CD – Audiobook
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 07/20/2010 (Publication Date) – Sumthing Else (Publisher)

The Original Game Promised an Open World Environment

For the uninitiated, the first game was originally made to feature open world elements. This deviates from Remedy’s penchant for linear story-driven games. Unfortunately, such an endeavor did not push through and reverted to linear gameplay. Despite the change of course, it was still well-received by players and garnered praises from gaming pundits.

We may not get a full-on open world game with Alan Wake 2. But with Remedy allowing players to explore further the upcoming sequel, such an improvement is a welcoming change. Check out these to find out more about the game, Is Alan Wake 2 a Direct Sequel? Alan Wake 2 Pre-Order Bonuses, Is Alan Wake 2 on PS5?


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