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Alan Wake Remastered and A Possible Sequel Is Arriving

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Alan Wake Remastered will mark the first time it’s been available on PlayStation platforms. The remastered edition will feature “all-new rendered 4k visuals,” the expansions The Signal and The Writer, and commentary from writer and creative director Sam Lake. What does not appear to be included in the remastered edition is Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, which is a pulp-horror-influenced spinoff. Alan Wake Remastered should be available this fall and will be available on the following platforms: PS4 (PlayStation 4) PS5 (PlayStation 5), Xbox Series X/S, and the Epic Games Store on PC. 

Alan Wake Sequel:

There is speculation that there may be an Alan Wake sequel. Epic Games announced a publishing deal with Remedy Entertainment for two titles. One title is an “AAA multi-platform production” while the other is technically a smaller project.

 

Alan Wake Remastered CONFIRMED - No Release Date Yet

 Control was Remedy’s last game, which also contained subtle references to Alan Wake. Sure, Remedy’s Control takes place in New York and Alan Wake’s setting takes place in Bright Falls, Washington. Alan Wake actually makes an appearance in the video game Control. There is a Research sector of Control (in a listening room) that plays the song by the band The Old Guards of Asgard. This is the same band that can be found in Alan Wake and its follow up, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. The song that plays in over the credits in American Nightmare says, “It will happen again, in another town. A town called Ordinary,” if You play it backwards. 

About Tripwire Interactive:

Once again, Tripwire Interactive received buzz. The former CEO (John Gibson) who co-founded Tripwire in 2005, wrote on Twitter, “Proud of #USSupremeCourt affirming the Texas law banning abortion for babies with a heartbeat. As an entertainer I don’t get political often. Yet with so many vocal peers on the other side of this issue, I felt it was important to go on the record as a pro-life game developer.” There are two sides to every story and sometimes, additional sides. Tripwire faced a tremendous amount of pressure on what to do when fans over the weekend called for a boycott. 

Tripwire actually does not revolve around the former CEO, but the development team has to earn money as well. Would you consider people truly fans if they boycott your company? Are you allowed to just have an opinion? What if Shigeru Miyamoto’s parents got an abortion? You would not have game franchises like Mario and The Legend of Zelda. On the other side, abortion can also eliminate the chances of producing a serial killer, but with the proper raising, arguably, the child would not grow up to commit heinous crimes. There are many views to look at abortion, but regardless of your views, although John stepped down from his position, he may have a family with surprisingly opposing beliefs. Maybe he has beliefs, but I guess everyone has to agree on the same thing. 

There are controversial ways to view sensitive topics, but when you are placed in leadership positions, the audience wants you to be a supposedly yes-man or your career is dramatically over. And you necessarily do not have to say or do anything wrong to get your career over in society. Just try not getting framed for something you did not do by walking down the street. 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.