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The second installment of Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake franchise was a remarkable success. After the release of Alan Wake 2 on October 27, 2023, the game quickly became an instant hit attracting millions of players. Notwithstanding it was released within a crowded window, it still found its shine.

Remedy Entertainment Plans To “Grow And Expand” Alan Wake After Second Installment Sells 1.3 Million Copies

In a recent press release addressing the performance of the game, Remedy Entertainment revealed that Alan Wake 2 has sold 1.3 million copies as of the beginning of February. At least one million out of the total sales happened before the end of December 2023. This feat also makes Alan Wake 2 Remedy Entertainment’s fastest-selling game to date.

“By comparison, Alan Wake 2 sold over 50% more copies and over three times more digital copies in its first two months than Control did in its first four months,” Remedy explained, adding that Control has now sold over 4 million copies since its release in 2019.

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“A great game can generate excellent long tail sales, and we expect this to be the case with Alan Wake 2 as well. We will continue promoting and supporting Alan Wake 2 and are creating two paid DLCs that will expand the story. We are also releasing updates and carrying out other activities to support the game and its community.”

Alan Wake 2 was highly rated and was one of the best-rated psychological horror games released in 2023. On Metacritic, the game received an average score of 90 on Xbox Series X, and 89 on both PS5 and PC. The game was also massively decorated with awards including Best Art Direction, Best Game Direction, and Best Narrative at The Game Awards 2023.

Remedy Entertainment plans to grow and expand the Alan Wake franchise

Remedy Entertainment Plans To “Grow And Expand” Alan Wake After Second Installment Sells 1.3 Million Copies

Are we going to see a third installment in the Alan Wake franchise? Hard to say considering the fact that it took the studio a decade to make the sequel. However, the success of Alan Wake 2 has inspired Remedy Entertainment to dream bigger for the franchise. The company’s CEO Tero Virtala said they are happy with sales so far.

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“We are happy with the start of Alan Wake 2’s sales,” Virtala said. “The price point has also remained at a high level, and the game has already recouped a significant part of the development and marketing expenses. We will continue to develop the game to serve existing fans and attract new players and expect the game to continue selling well.”

Remedy Entertainment is currently working on two paid expansions for Alan Wake 2. The first titled Night Springs is scheduled for release in late spring 2024. The second which is titled The Lakehouse has no release window yet.

“We now have two established franchises: Control and Alan Wake, which are linked through the Remedy Connected Universe,” Virtala said. “Growing and expanding these franchises will be a key part of our future.”

Remedy Entertainment Plans To “Grow And Expand” Alan Wake After Second Installment Sells 1.3 Million Copies

In a separate statement, Virtala acknowledged that the success of Alan Wake 2 has had a positive effect on its other projects. The studio was able to relocate more staff to its other projects which should help fast-track development.

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“The successful launch of Alan Wake 2 has supported our other game projects,” Virtala said. “Condor, Control 2, and Max Payne 1 & 2 remake have all increased development pace thanks to the personnel released from Alan Wake 2, and we expect these projects to reach their next development stages during the first half of 2024.”

The latest addition to Alan Wake 2’s long list of awards was the DICE Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction. The award ceremony was held on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Have you played Alan Wake 2? What did you like most about the game? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.


Emecheta Christian

Emecheta Christian is an avid gamer with over 5 years in the industry. He is also a poet. It is therefore not surprising that his post sometimes read like poetry.

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