It's no secret that Remedy is building something big. It was confirmed last year the developer is working to create the Remedy Connected Universe - a way of ensuring all their titles intertwine. It started with mentions of Alan Wake in Control's main campaign, before later expanding into a fully-fledged expansion. With Alan Wake Remastered right around the corner, it sounds as though the studio has a few more tricks up its sleeve.
In an interview with Axios, the game's communication director Thomas Puah spoke about some potential changes in Alan Wake Remastered. Up until now, we've known about certain differences, such as the removal of battery product placement, but this sounds a lot more exciting.
When probed about the possibility of Alan Wake Remastered being altered to connect to other Remedy titles, Puah responded: “Definitely pay attention by playing the remaster, is what we’re going to say.”
That certainly sounds like a tease for some potential crossover material buried within, most likely in the form of new collectables. It seems as though Remedy is using Alan Wake Remastered to attempt to familiarise their audience with the character and his story, before later adventures no doubt reintroduce Wake.
It's rumoured the series is being set up for a planned sequel, but we'll have to wait and see on that front. Until then, you can dive into Alan Wake Remastered on October 7 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
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