There aren't many studios like Remedy, which relishes being a bit weird. How many studios slow jam their history to music? How many creative directors do a mini-striptease on stage and then dress as characters from their games? Remedy, the Finnish developer of Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break does.
Max Payne and Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment is working on two news games, but neither of them will be related to Alan Wake.
Both of Alan Wake's DLC expansions are currently free on the Xbox Marketplace.
Quantum Break and Alan Wake developer Remedy has rekindled fan hopes of a sequel by registering the "Alan Wake's Return" trademark.
Remedy creative director Sam Lake has addressed fan reaction to the Alan Wake series not continuing in lieu of this Quantum Break thingamajig.
A cluster of new Remedy job adverts has dropped interesting hints at what may be Alan Wake 2.
Fancy a bit more Alan Wake action? You might have to wait a bit - Microsoft executive Phil Spencer reckons the next instalment has yet to find a publisher.
Remedy Entertainment has confirmed to Eurogamer that "yes, more [Alan] Wake is coming!" But the Finnish developer said the new game won't be Alan Wake 2.
LinkedIn strikes again - an artist has name-dropped Alan Wake 2 on her online CV.
Yes, L.A. Noire has impressive facial animation, but Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment reckons its new technology is even better.
The way Remedy's talking, Alan Wake 2 could have some nifty Windows Phone 7 crossover going on.
How does Remedy follow a game like Alan Wake - an Xbox 360 exclusive with a big budget, big idea and big following?
Max Payne and Alan Wake developer Remedy is looking for a producer to make a triple-A Xbox 360 game.
Editor's note: Reader beware! As a review of the second epilogue for a very narrative-led game, the following necessarily contains some spoilers for Alan Wake and previous episode The Signal. Proceed with caution.
When we last saw Alan Wake, victim of the world's worst case of writer's block, he was flailing his way through the all-consuming darkness of his own imagination in the game's first downloadable "Special Feature," The Signal. As we begin the second and final expansion, The Writer, Wake is still in that dark place, but he's not flailing anymore.
In fact, the hoodie-clad author seems to have popped a couple of quaaludes since the previous episode. In The Signal, and in much of the original game, Wake tended toward a snippy, bratty antihero, facing his plight with an air of unlikable petulance. The Writer is about Wake as Mr. Cool. He considers his circumstances with a careful methodology and then calmly pursues a course of action. The character's progression toward rationality makes sense in the context of the story, as Wake comes to grips with his own psyche. It is also quite boring.
The last piece of downloadable Alan Wake content, The Writer, will be released on 12th October for 560 Microsoft Points (£4.80 / €6.72).
There will be no more downloadable content for Alan Wake following The Writer, Remedy boss Matias Myllrinne has said.
A sequel to Alan Wake would be Microsoft-exclusive despite developer Remedy owning the intellectual property and controlling its destiny.