This week something remarkable happened in the gaming world. Before I shine a light on that topic let's rewind slightly here; to one of my latest comments on my Top 5 Xbox 360 Games video. In a nutshell I said that I would love to see an Alan Wake sequel and numerous people echoed my thoughts in the comments. Low and behold five days later I find out that Remedy, the same team that introduced the famous Mr Wake and his torch to the Xbox 360 in 2010, actually created a decent amount of prototype footage. Sam Lake, Remedy's creative director spoke with Polygon and revealed thirteen minutes and forty three seconds worth of prototype gameplay of Alan Wake 2. Lake informed Polygon:
"It's more like a mood piece," ... "The high-level thematic elements of what's there.
The gameplay footage was never planned to be part of the final game but instead Remedy used it to pitch to developers including Microsoft.
"We showed it to Microsoft and I guess at the time Microsoft was looking for something slightly different for their portfolio.
I'm absolutely shocked and bewildered that Microsoft seemed to have snubbed Remedy by not allowing Alan Wake 2 to evolve. Nonetheless, Remedy are a hardy bunch and soon turned their attention to developing Quantum Break. A game that will be an Xbox One exclusive due for release in 2016. Pegged to be an action packed, explosive game involving the main protagonist utilising powers to manipulate time to thwart the enemy.
Sam Lake hinted that it may not be the end of Alan Wake. Whilst this prototype footage is dead and buried, Remedy may revive Alan Wake and give us fans the sequel we have been waiting for.
Check out the full Alan Wake 2 prototype gameplay footage released by Remedy. Drop me a comment below and let me know what you think of the Alan Wake 2 news.
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