Alan Wake Remastered has popped up on a Taiwanese website with a release date of October 5, 2021.
Without definitive proof, all we can do right now is chalk this up as another Wake-flavored rumor, but industry insider Wario64 (thanks, WindowsCentral (opens in new tab)) spotted that a remaster of the fan-favorite horror game has reportedly appeared on Rakuten Taiwan with an October release for PS4, PS5, and an unspecified Xbox console.
Alan Wake Remastered listed for Oct 5th release (PS4/PS5/Xbox) on Rakuten Taiwan https://t.co/qb4YOFpqxBhttps://t.co/kYbeONXefFhttps://t.co/PaDnYZ1MME pic.twitter.com/883y2DhCkDSeptember 4, 2021
That's all we know right now, but if true, we should hopefully get official confirmation from developer Remedy sooner rather than later – after all, October is not that far away!
While we're on the subject of rumors, Alan Wake 2 has now reportedly moved into "full production" (opens in new tab).
Remedy Entertainment's recent investor report (opens in new tab) teased that both games included in its two-project publishing deal with Epic Games are progressing well, with its "AAA game project" – widely thought to be that highly-anticipated Alan Wake sequel – moving into full production, while its second "smaller-scale game" remains in "full production mode".
"I am happy with the progress we have made so far in 2021," Remedy CEO Tero Virtala said during the financial presentation. "Our financial position is stronger than before. Our multi-project model is continuously developing and we are approaching a phase where we can launch new games more often and more regularly. We are on track to reach our ambitious long-term growth objectives."
Reports that Alan Wake 2 was reportedly planned for development at Control studio Remedy Entertainment (opens in new tab) first began to circulate back in April when reporter Jeff Grubb told viewers that "I've heard that Remedy is going to be making Alan Wake 2," with Epic Games acting as the project's publisher.
It also ties in with Remedy obtained the publishing rights to the franchise from Microsoft in 2019, but at the time, the studio was busy with Control, which – coincidentally enough – featured a full Alan Wake-related expansion (opens in new tab).
Remedy has also confirmed that it's working on a new game set in the same universe as both Control and Alan Wake (opens in new tab), too, which may be an entirely new IP.
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