New Alan Wake Not Yet Picked Up by Microsoft

The Alan Wake franchise is still drifting out in purgatory.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


We’re a little excited about the possibility of a new XBLA Alan Wake title, rumored to be called Alan Wake: Night Springs. We’ve reported on every little morsel that’s hit the ‘net. Today is no different. However, today’s news is a little disheartening. According to Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer, the next Alan Wake title has not yet been picked up by the studio. Uh oh.

“I don’t know that they’ve signed it with anybody,” Spencer told Joystiq.

Spencer went on to talk about how the original Alan Wake didn’t perform as well as Microsoft wanted it to, which really isn’t that much of a shocker considering the original title took roughly six years to develop and ate up a lot of money in the process.

However, Spencer does add some silver lining to the situation. He mentions a desire to work with Remedy again in the future. Maybe this is a wink wink nudge nudge to a new Wake being in development. But I'm going to leave you to draw your own conclusions (think for yourselves, people!). So here’s the official quote from the interview for you to inspect with a fine-toothed comb.

“I’d love to work with Remedy again,” added Spencer. “We have ongoing conversations with them.

“I think the stuff they’re doing now they wanted to incubate, Mattias [Myllyrinne, Remedy boss] and the team. They wanted to incubate internally. Like I said, I don’t think they’ve signed it with anybody.”

Well, let’s hope Remedy signs with Microsoft quickly and gets a new Alan Wake out the door soon. I speak for everyone here when I say we need it.