Reports that developer Remedy plans to release a third downloadable episode for its supernatural thriller Alan Wake by the end of the year are apparently based on a misunderstanding. That is according to Remedy’s managing director Matias Myllyrinne.
In a recent interview with MTV’s Mutliplayer Blog, Myllyrinne suggested that a third bit of DLC for Alan Wake would be released later in the year. However, Myllyrinne explained this morning via Twitter that his comments about the third add-on weren’t entirely accurate.
“My Snafu? 3rd. add-on for Wake this year is a misunderstanding that sadly happens over the phone sometimes,” said Myllyrinne.
Whether this is Myllyrinne simply covering up a reveal that Remedy wasn’t quite ready for, or if it was an honest mix up isn’t clear. I reached out to Myllyrinne for confirmation that the third DLC would not in fact be coming this year, and he told me, "Unless the audience wants more dlc add-ons;) a couple, is what we set out to do. I dig it and it is intriguing cool stuff [for what it’s worth].”
So there's still a chance a third episode will be released, but it will depend on how the first two are received. Sounds good to me. As for the announced add-ons, Myllyrinne shared some interesting details about the first episode, “The Signal," which is coming July 27.
"We have a nifty way of moving [the story] forward and materializing that into gameplay and storytelling without going into a mode of weirdness,” Myllyrinne told MTV. “For a thriller to work you need it to be grounded in reality. Otherwise all bets are off because the rules don't really apply. So we wanted to have it kind of grounded in reality but also to take a more twisted take, because this is an extreme place and position he finds himself in."
No concrete details have been revealed about the second DLC, “The Writer,” but hopefully that will change soon. Maybe around E3?...please.
Source: MTV Multiplayer Blog