Remedy is working on the next Alan Wake and says that the new project is neither DLC nor a sequel.
Alan Wake 2 was the subject of much speculation earlier in the week, and Oskari Häkkinen, head of franchise development for Remedy, has partially confirmed the rumors. The Finnish studio is indeed working on more Alan Wake, but the new game apparently won't be a sequel.
"Fans of the franchise will be excited to learn that, yes, more Wake is coming!" Hakkinen told Joystiq. "But to be absolutely certain to avoid confusion, this next Wake instalment will not be Alan Wake 2. But neither will it be DLC. The rest we're saving for our official announcement when we'll actually SHOW YOU."
"It's something that'll definitely give more to the Wake fans out there, but just as importantly, this instalment will also give an opportunity for players who aren't familiar with the franchise to finally jump on board."
I don't know about you, but that sounds like prequel talk to me. Is the new game something along the lines of Alan Wake: Zero? Or perhaps Alan Asleep?
Whatever the case, Remedy says that we can expect more information later in the year.
"We can't wait to show you more, bear with us," continued Hakkinen. "Release dates, platforms and pricing are unconfirmed as of yet, but Fall 2011 is probably a good guess. More coming soon!"