Last week, a NeoGAF user spotted a trademark for something called “Alan Wake’s Return,” filed by series developer Remedy Entertainment. Celebration of a possible sequel may have been premature, however, as Remedy has now clarified that the trademark in question only refers to a live-action video series to featured in Quantum Break.
“A big part of the trademarking process, all in all, is the legalities of it,” Remedy’s creative director, Sam Lake, told Kotaku. “Just making sure everything is covered.”
That doesn’t mean we won’t get an Alan Wake sequel in the future. Lake said, concerning the series’ return, Remedy is “exploring possibilities and concepting different things, but lots needs to click into place for anything to happen. We will be the first to talk about it when there is something definite to talk about.”
You’ll be able to watch Alan Wake’s Return in Quantum Break when it launches on April 5th for Xbox One and PC.