In a recent interview, Remedy's head of franchise development, Oskari Häkkinen, declared the original Alan Wake an official cult classic, as the former Xbox 360 exclusive horror title hits the 2 million sales milestone -- across both the 360 and PC. When asked if the accomplishment, along with the release of Alan Wake's American Nightmare, is a sign of a future for the flashlight wielding novelist, Häkkinen says:
"Yeah, I think so. Alan Wake is definitely very close to our hearts. It's our IP - we own it. It's not something that we're going to forget very easily.
"After Max Payne we could've literally gone, the whole team, and sat on a beach and sipped cocktails for quite some time. It's no secret that the Max Payne franchise was sold for $45 million. That put us in a really promising situation, but at the same time our hearts are in making video games and not in sipping cocktails on the beach."
Adding to the accomplishment, the PC port managed to recoup its value in just two days after launching on Steam. It’s nice to see story driven games get some much needed attention in the age of run-and-gun gaming. Alan Wake is certainly one of many titles deserving more material for players to explore the thrills, haunts, and action that they came to enjoy. Not to mention, with word that there are no immediate plans to sell the franchise, we can all look forward to the future being constructed by those who originally began the adventure.
Too bad there's still no word on a direct sequel.