Remedy now owns the rights to its acclaimed Alan Wake series. In an investor report published this morning, the developer said that the rights to the IP were now the property of the studio.
The report states that Remedy is set to receive “approximately 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million/£2.2 million) of royalties from previously released games as one-time income” during the second half of 2019. It goes on to say that “in relation to this, the publishing rights of Alan Wake games are reverted to Remedy,” and that those bonus funds will be reinvested into the company.
That could pave the way for more Alan Wake things in future. Much to fans’ chagrin, the cult classic never got a full sequel, although it did at least get a spin-off in the form of American Nightmare. The lack of a new release stems, at least in part, from Remedy’s partnership with Microsoft – last year, the company’s CEO said that the publisher’s involvement meant that the series was never taken further.
Now that the rights to the game appear to be solely in the hands of Remedy, however, perhaps that could change. Whether in the form of console ports or new games, it’s very possible that the developer looks to do something with its spooky series.
Of course, we’re unlikely to hear anything on that front until after the Control release date later this year. Remedy’s next game comes out in August, and the studio has plenty of post-launch plans, so it might be a while before we hear more from Mr Wake.