It is, to be clear, March 31. It is not but April Fool’s Day. Bear that in thoughts as I let you know that one of many extra dependable videogame industry insiders on the market says that Remedy and Epic are getting into right into a deal to make Alan Wake 2. According to the report, this is a part of a brand new effort from Epic to assist fund the creation of new PC games from the bottom up.

“I’ve heard that Remedy is going to be making Alan Wake 2 with Epic,” journalist Jeff Grubb says on a current live stream, “and it should be the follow-up that fans of that series want. There was a bidding war [over Alan Wake], but Epic had the best publishing deal. So Alan Wake 2 seems like it’s coming. I don’t know exactly when they’ll announce it, but this is what I’ve heard.”

According to Grubb, Epic’s plans to finance new video games on this manner are a response to criticism over their earlier technique of shopping for unique distribution rights for video games that have been already close to launch. The thought is {that a} sport like Alan Wake 2 may not in any other case get made if Epic’s not funding it, and thus they’ll have a extra cheap story to inform gamers about why these video games are unique to the Epic Games Store.

Grubb provides that he has “no idea” what this implies for a possible Control sequel. (The unique Control already had plenty of ties into the Alan Wake fiction, so possibly the excellence doesn’t even matter that a lot.)


My solely query – Jeff, why would you do that to your self, turning into the figurehead of the hopes and goals of a military of Alan Wake followers? Sounds like manner an excessive amount of stress for me, man.