Remedy confident that Alan Wake will continue to sell. Says sequel should get greenlit

Alan Wake should sell well and have legs says Remedy
Alan Wake developer Remedy thinks that Alan Wake will have long legs and continue to sell throughout the summer months as word-of-mouth about the title spreads.

They also think that the critical reception as well as the reaction from those who have played Alan Wake may be enough for Microsoft to greenlit an Alan Wake 2 sequel.

This follows disappointing initial sales news where Alan Wake sold a paltry 145,000 copies during it’s first month of release in May. Although to be fair sales were down across the board for the industry. It was also crushed under the weight of the near-phenomenon that is Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption.

“Overall we have been very pleased with the reception of Alan Wake with both the press and the fans alike,” said head of franchise Oskari Hakkinen to VG247. “People compliment the story first and foremost, but love the characters, the combat and, of course, the setting. There is no doubt that Alan Wake hit the shelves during a very competitive launch window, with some games dominating with extremely aggressive marketing. However, we’ve always tried to stay unique and do something new and different in videogames.”

He went on to say that he sees a trend of “growing interest” in Alan Wake since the game launched, and that it will “have legs” as word-of-mouth spreads and more people buy it and tell their friends.

“This breath of fresh air for gamers seems to now be working to our advantage, as those that have already enjoyed Wake are clearly inspired to talk more about the game and tell their fellow gamers to try it also,” Hakkinen said. “The word-of-mouth phenomenon is very apparent with Alan Wake.”

Last month Hakkinen stated that although the developer is “in limbo” regarding a sequel, that Microsoft “has an option for it” and that he thinks it will happen eventually, stating, “we’re happy with the partnership and they’re happy with the game.”

Via 1UP