Remedy Acquires Alan Wake Rights From Microsoft

Update: Remedy has told GameSpot it “could bring Alan Wake to different platforms.” The company went on to say it had nothing to announce at present. Original story follows.

Alan Wake developer Remedy has acquired the series’ publishing rights from Microsoft. The company announced the news in a message to investors, simply stating, “The publishing rights of Alan Wake games are reverted to Remedy.”

Alan Wake and its spinoff, American Nightmare, were both published by Microsoft on Xbox 360 but self-published by Remedy on PC. The developer now solely owns the rights, it seems, though it’s unclear what this means for the franchise going forward. GameSpot has contacted Remedy to ask what the future holds for the series.

Despite the nine-year gap since Alan Wake’s Xbox 360 launch, we do know of one project currently underway: a live-action Alan Wake television adaption is in development. The show is a collaboration between Remedy and movie production company Contradiction Films.

Remedy’s next game, meanwhile, is Control, which launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 27. We saw the shooter at E3, and we think it’s Remedy’s most interesting game since the first Alan Wake.

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