Alan Wake Franchise Will Continue to “Grow and Expand,” Remedy Says

Jessica James


Alan Wake Franchise Will Continue to “Grow and Expand,” Remedy Says

Remedy Entertainment has reason to celebrate with the announcement that their latest release, Alan Wake 2, has hit a milestone by selling more than 1.3 million copies globally. This achievement has made it the fastest-selling title in the company's history. Although the game has not yet broken even with the costs associated with its development and promotional efforts, its strong performance at launch gives the studio confidence. The sales figures indicate a promising start and suggest a bright future for the franchise.

The CEO of Remedy Entertainment, Tero Virtala, conveyed his satisfaction with the initial sales of Alan Wake 2. He noted that the game has recovered substantial production and marketing costs, maintaining a robust retail price. Virtala expressed the intention to further the game's development to retain the current fanbase and draw in new players. He expects the title to sustain its sales momentum in the future.

Virtala also shared how the success of Alan Wake 2 is positively impacting the advancement of other projects underway at Remedy. With the release freeing up team members, the studio is accelerating the development of additional anticipated titles, such as Condor, Control 2, and the remakes of Max Payne 1 and 2. He anticipates these projects will progress into their subsequent phases in the first half of 2024.

The company looks forward to nurturing its two major series, Control, and Alan Wake, as these form the crux of the 'Remedy Connected Universe.' These series are well-received and integral to the studio's long-term strategy. Further development and expansion of these beloved franchises are slated to be central focuses of Remedy's endeavors.

Virtala also disclosed plans for Alan Wake 2, including releasing two paid downloadable content packs this year, Night Springs and The Lake House, to enhance the game's experience for players. Meanwhile, Remedy's other hit title, Control, has also achieved a remarkable feat by surpassing four million in unit sales worldwide, underscoring the studio's continued success.