‘Alan Wake’s Return’ trademark wasn’t for a game, but Quantum Break Easter eggs renew hopes

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Remedy recently filed a trademark for something called ‘Alan Wake’s Return’, but it turns out it wasn’t for an Alan Wake sequel after all. 

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A Kotaku report claims the trademarkis for an in-game live-action video series in Quantum Break starring Remedy’s creative director Sam Lake. “A big part of the trademarking process all in all is the legalities of it,” Lake told Kotaku. “Just making sure everything is covered.”

He went on to say there’s “no real news about anything future Alan Wake-related,” but said that the team were “exploring possibilities and concepting different things, but lots needs to click into place for anything to happen.

“We will be the first to talk about it when there is something definite to talk about,” he concluded.

But the Wake train doesn’t stop there. People have been uncovering Alan Wake Easter eggs in Quantum Break gameplay videos – scribblings on chalkboards, that sort of thing. It’s almost as if Remedy are trying to see how much of a buzz there still is around the cult horror game.

The Daily Star had a chance to talk about the Easter eggs to Remedy’s communications director,Thomas Puha, who had the following to say: “Is there a higher purpose? Of course! We want to keep the name out there. But really, you should take it as a sign of things to come; it’s there, we had some fun, we got to get the band back together basically.

“It is [an indication of something on Remedy’s mind] but you shouldn’t take it as a promise, this is something that is fan service, but having said that we have a very clear idea of what the future of Alan Wake would be, if we get to do it.”

It seems like the developers are keen, but they’re just looking for someone to back a return to Alan Wake. Perhaps Remedy are hoping that the buzz around these teases will prompt Microsoft to swoop in and greenlight a sequel.

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