Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind Alan Wake, Max Payne, and Quantum Break, currently has two projects in the works.
Johannes Paloheimo, Remedy’s business director, told Polygon about each game, but didn’t go into specifics, saying that the studio won’t release any details until its unannounced publisher gives the green light. It’s worth noting that the next game from Remedy won’t be produced by Microsoft Studios, who helped release Quantum Break and Alan Wake.
Though Remedy didn’t to share any information, Thomas Puha, Remedy’s head of communication, said that the games are making progress.
“Both on Quantum Break and Alan Wake it took quite some time to find what the game was,” Puha said, also speaking with Polygon. “And we’re past that in both cases.”
Puha also said that the games won’t abandon the narratives that Remedy is known for, but the studio is currently tackling how to provide a robust single-player experience.
“We’re not abandoning story and the narrative,” Puha said. “We want to focus on what we are great and known for. We need to become better at incorporating new things, seeing where the market is going, seeing what players want to play more and then bringing that into the narrative experiences we are known for.
“I personally love single-player, story-driven games, but I also love lots of other types of games. The problem with single-player games is that we take so long to build an experience and then once we release it that experience is over quite fast. That?s a dilemma.”
Though making a followup to Alan Wake might seem like a no brainer for Remedy, Puha said that they’re waiting for the right time, and medium, to tell the right Alan Wake story.
“We’re not currently working on an Alan Wake game,” Puha said. “We talked with [Polygon] about Alan Wake almost a year ago and our stance hasn’t changed. If the right opportunity came along we would like to do more. That doesn’t mean there isn’t one in the future. We just don’t want to tease people and give them the wrong impression.
“We are actively exploring other mediums where we could tell Alan Wake stories.”
Whatever these games Remedy is currently working on end up being, we won’t hear about either one at E3 or Gamescom this year.