Alan Wake sequel in the shadows, Microsoft still to greenlit

Remedy’s Xbox 360-exclusive Alan Wake took many by surprise last year. The thriller took its sweet time before hitting shelves but when it did, it did so with fierce and ultimately became one of 2010’s most critically acclaimed titles, despite the less-than-expected sales. Fans have nonetheless been screaming for a sequel ever since. Despite this, Microsoft has not greenlit a sequel yet, let alone signed it.

“I don’t know that they’ve signed it with anybody,” said Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer. “I think the stuff they’re doing now they wanted to incubate, Mattias and the team. They wanted to incubate internally. Like I said, I don’t think they’ve signed it with anybody.”

He added, “we have ongoing conversations with them.”

So no sequel for the foreseeable future then, but there’s still hope for one making the rounds eventually. Who’s up for another go of shadow-shooting?