In a recent earnings report, the game’s developer Remedy announced that the game is now “playable from start to finish,” meaning that (for the most part) it’s feature-complete and now waiting for all of the assets and content to be put into place before it goes into a polishing phase. It bodes well for the projected 2023 release but obviously things could easily change over the coming months.
In its report, Remedy also revealed that while the remaster of the original Alan Wake has not yet generated any royalties for the company it expects sales to pick up closer to the launch of the sequel as players get acquainted or re-acquainted with the story.
Remedy also has a number of other titles in development, a fact that it says has contributed to some “growing pains” as it acclimates to a multi-project model. Aside from Alan Wake 2, a full-fledged sequel to 2019’s phenomenal Control is in the works alongside a Max Payne 1 & 2 remake and two other unannounced games that are still in the proof-of-concept stage – including Remedy’s first live service game.
“Since 2017, we have started the process to systematically develop our capabilities to be able to develop several high-quality games in parallel and to have successful game launches on a more frequent basis. We now have five AAA games in development, which has been our ambitious target. The move to this multi-project model has been going well, but we also have felt some growth pains with implementing our model, as was partially evidenced in summer 2022 with the additional time needed for the Vanguard project.”