Fans have been waiting a long time for Alan Wake 2, and it’s finally happening. Unfortunately, it’ll be a bit longer until we hear about the game’s development from Remedy.
In an Alan Wake anniversary update from Remedy, creative director Sam Lake revealed that the studio will be keeping Alan Wake 2 updates under wraps for a little while longer, and there won’t be an update this summer.
“Everything with Alan Wake 2 development is going really well. We are deep in production, have a lot of material, and a great deal of the game is playable,” said Lake. “But we’ve been talking for the past couple of months and have come to the decision here at Remedy, along with our wonderful publisher Epic Games, that we will not be showing anything big this summer.”
Lake says that “to create a proper, polished demo or a trailer takes a lot of effort, and it’s several months of work that could take away from development.”
So, rather than sacrifice resources for a promotional update, Lake says Remedy wants to take the current momentum and keep developing Alan Wake 2 which means “unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for a demo and trailer.”
Alan Wake 2 was revealed at The Game Awards last December and is set to be Remedy’s first true survival horror game. Whereas the first Alan Wake was an action game with horror elements, survival horror games typically rely less on action, and more on atmosphere and resource management. Remedy also revealed a new concept art for Alan Wake 2 in today’s update.
Alongside the small update on Alan Wake 2, Remedy announced that it is working with AMC on an Alan Wake TV show, and that Alan Wake Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.