Alan Wake 2 Announced

Alan Wake 2 was officially announced this evening at The Game Awards, finally answering the pleas of gamers who've been requesting a sequel to Remedy's action/adventure for over a decade. Here's the Announcement Trailer with a cinematic first look at this game that's expected in 2023. It includes a link to the Alan Wake Website, but there's nothing there on the sequel yet. Remedy tweets: "This is a huge moment for all of us at Remedy. We’ve been eager to return to Alan's story for years, ever since the first game back in 2010. Hard work and determination brought us here, and we're delighted to share the excitement of this announcement with the Alan Wake community." A tweet from Remedy has the rest of what we know about this for the time being:
This story is a monster. And monsters wear many faces.

The writer returns in Alan Wake 2.

Shed some light on the announcement trailer: https://youtu.be/zyJvCq4HvQ4

Presented by @EpicGamesPub. Coming in 2023 to PC on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. #AlanWake
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RedEye9 wrote on Dec 10, 2021, 08:32:
Are people still using the "better version" quip. Buggy broken games are released every day on every store including Steam.
Cyberpunk anyone?

What the hell are you even talking about? I mean it will have had 6 months to a years worth of patches and likely include all DLC released up to that point. That's how I got Control and Phoenix Point with everything included for less that $20.

What does this have to do with broken buggy games being released on Steam?
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Dec 10, 2021, 11:11
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Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 10, 2021, 11:09:
I'm done being forced to by games on yet another different platform. I made the mistake of buying the Borderlands 3 CE and the code only works on Epic. So now I will have to rebuy the game (waiting on a deep sale on Steam) to play it again. If we're going to segment the PC market by only releasing on your platform (which is the only way they can get most people to even use their platform) then I am not going to buy those games and support this terrible behavior. Epic had years to make their platform desirable, but they chose to give out free games instead of making improvements to the terrible platform itself.

Almost as bad as MS buying Bethesda and now only releasing Beth games on XBox. DO you know how many sales you are losing of your game by cutting out the entire Sony fanbase? Jesus, talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. This in a world where you now cannot even walk into a store and buy a modern console, you have to fight it out with bots online for a chance to buy one.

I think you misunderstand the basic business goals of some of these actions. Microsoft doesn't care about missing out on PS5 sales. Much like Sony doesn't release their games on Xbox. Much like you can't buy Portal on Epic.
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I'm done being forced to by games on yet another different platform. I made the mistake of buying the Borderlands 3 CE and the code only works on Epic. So now I will have to rebuy the game (waiting on a deep sale on Steam) to play it again. If we're going to segment the PC market by only releasing on your platform (which is the only way they can get most people to even use their platform) then I am not going to buy those games and support this terrible behavior. Epic had years to make their platform desirable, but they chose to give out free games instead of making improvements to the terrible platform itself.

Almost as bad as MS buying Bethesda and now only releasing Beth games on XBox. DO you know how many sales you are losing of your game by cutting out the entire Sony fanbase? Jesus, talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. This in a world where you now cannot even walk into a store and buy a modern console, you have to fight it out with bots online for a chance to buy one.
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Dec 10, 2021, 10:36
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I played through Alan Wake immediately before the AWE expansion for Control came out (which I haven't played, due to sudden changes in my real life, but that day is coming soon), and found it to be quite meh. The combat is the same thing, with VERY little room for improvisation, beginning to end. I get that Alan is a writer, not an action hero, but his minimal arsenal/functions got boring very fast. I enjoyed the story but ended up playing through on easy mode because I didn't find the combat engaging.

Control is significantly better, although the combat feels a bit loose. Might be a side effect of being third person, dunno. I hope the new Alan Wake takes lessons learned from Control, and doesn't regress into a one trick pony like the original AW. From comments saying it's changing genre a bit, maybe they will!

EGS isn't a deal-killer for me, but it absolutely does dampen my interest. Unless the game is a holy-shit-must-have-now one, I'll wait for it to saunter over to Steam. Currently, AW2 doesn't sit in that category.
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Dec 10, 2021, 10:33
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I wouldn't count on a Steam release. Definitely not after a year. This is a real all-out Epic publishing deal, not a timed exclusive. It's their game. If this will ever come to Steam then we're probably talking years. Many years.
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Speaking of Control...

Since Alan Wake showed up in Control, will Jesse Fayden or the Federal Bureau of Control show up in Alan Wake 2? Because that would be kind of neat to have them tie in to one another.
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RedEye9 wrote on Dec 10, 2021, 08:32:
Are people still using the "better version" quip. Buggy broken games are released every day on every store including Steam.
Cyberpunk anyone?

and that game is still broken after a year. I think we can safely say that it probably won't get much better and it should be a $19 game

I really hope they take that cheesy game mechanic out of Alan Wake where you pickup ammo as you traverse the terrain. It just seemed like a lazy design
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Are people still using the "better version" quip. Buggy broken games are released every day on every store including Steam.
Cyberpunk anyone?
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It will eventually come to Steam and be a better version by that time...like Control. And it will be cheaper!
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Well its on the Epic store, the place where many single player games can't be played offline, so scratch this game off my list.
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FFS, my kingdom for an age bypass website like nsfwyoutube that actually works!

I'm looking forward to Alan Wake 2, the first game was pretty damned fun, although I had zero expectations for it. Since then, Remedy made Control of course, which is amazing. It's going to be such a huge step down in powers going back to Alan Wake's shitty gun and flashlight though.
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Sam Lake also mentioned that this game will be their take on the survival horror genre unlike the previous action game.
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