Remedy's next game, Quantum Break, was announced at yesterday's Xbox One reveal event. While it's no understatement to say the game was well received, considering it was the only original IP announced at the event, Remedy recognized there was an important community left to address directly: Alan Wake fans. Lead Alan Wake writer Sam Lake, and the face of Max Payne, has since put out a hearfelt video discussing the company's decision not to make Alan Wake 2 and where Alan Wake's future lies.
In summary, Sam Lake wants to make clear that Alan Wake is still very dear to Remedy, but due to the game's initial lack of success an Alan Wake 2 project is just not possible at this time. Yes, Alan Wake has become a sort of cult classic since its launch and subsequent port to PC, selling more than 3 million copies, but Remedy is a top tier developer and waiting isn't in their nature. Basically, they had to move on.
Sam Lake doesn't say it specifically, but it's heavily implied throughout his message and the short skit at the end, that Alan Wake will be back. First, however, comes Quantum Break on the Xbox One. Sam, I don't believe, even mentions Quantum Break by name in the video, maintaining a high level of professionalism the entire way through. It warms my heart.
Anyway, as a tribute to fans Remedy is taking part in the weekly Humble Bundle, offering Alan Wake and Alan Wake: American Nightmare at pay-what you want prices. Tons of bonuses are also available. It's not just for PC owners, however. Xbox LIVE is having a huge Alan Wake sale, too. Great deals all around. Cheers, Remedy, keep doing what you're doing.
PS, you better bring Alan Wake back eventually or you'll be hearing from me.