Remedy's Sam Lake has told Eurogamer that the studio hopes to do more than just one game with the Alan Wake character.
"With the TV series as a model for the structure of the game, we kind of had plans to take things forward from there."
Lake admitted that "a lot depends on how people react to the game", but hinted at "a larger story beyond this one".
"There are many plot elements that open up possibilities for further opportunities and story strands in this game," he said.
Alan Wake is due out for Xbox 360 on 21st May.