A sequel to Alan Wake would be Microsoft-exclusive despite developer Remedy owning the intellectual property and controlling its destiny.
"With Microsoft Game Studios it's Xbox exclusive, or it's Xbox and PC," franchise development head Oskari Häkkinen told Eurogamer in an exclusive interview.
"Please don't put that Alan Wake 2 is going to come out on PC, because that might not be true! Either is a possibility."
Remedy said Alan Wake will remain a Microsoft exclusive because it fits in with the US company's portfolio of first-party games.
"Microsoft put a lot of beef behind the title for it to be an exclusive for the 360. They feel it's an important title for their portfolio. It fits into their portfolio among other games like Gears of War, Halo and Forza.
"They think of their first-party games as a package and a portfolio for the 360. My understanding is we have a great fit in that portfolio as well."
Remedy is yet to talk to Microsoft about creating Alan Wake 2, but wants to do so, the Finnish developer told Eurogamer.
"For both our publisher Microsoft and for Remedy, we're still in a launch phase," Häkkinen said.
"The game just came out. We are still monitoring the main game."
Alan Wake released for the Xbox 360 in May after five years of development.
Eurogamer awarded the game 7/10.
Downloadable episode The Signal was released last week, and The Writer is planned for the autumn.
"We're working hard on the DLC," Häkkinen said.
"We're working full steam ahead here. We're a team of around about 50 people. We've still got plenty to do.
"Being in this launch phase at the moment, we haven't had a chance to get out to Redmond, Microsoft Game Studios, and discuss anything further of how we move on. But I don't see any reason why we wouldn't continue with Microsoft with a full-blown sequel for Alan Wake.
"We definitely want to do it. We have great ideas for it.
"There's certainly a want, and that want is I believe from both sides. Right now I can't confirm anything."