alan wake

Remedy Entertainment is busy with two new games, and neither one of them is an Alan Wake game, and this is the worst news ever.

“Moving forward, we want to create more games and hopefully get them out more often. In order to achieve this, Remedy has expanded into two game development teams,” studio communications boss Thomas Puha explained in a recent update on the company’s website.

“For a while now already, we’ve been developing a brand new Remedy game with a new partner. Our second team is working on an early concept, which will turn into another Remedy game sometime in the future.”

Back in April or so, a Remedy employee resume on LinkedIn revealed that one of those games had already been in development for nine months. Between this and the not exactly subtle Alan Wake references in Quantum Break, speculation about a sequel was inevitable. And, tragically, wrong. Hankies and ice cream out, everybody, here comes the heartbreaker.

“Finally, we feel that it’s important to set the expectations right and let you, the fans, know that neither of the two projects currently in development is an Alan Wake game,” added Puha. “We’re working on something else, but at the same time we’re exploring opportunities in other mediums to tell more Alan Wake stories.”

Our tears are not a lake, Thomas. They’re an ocean. SALTY BRINE AND DESPAIR. AND EELS. AND JELLYFISH. AND STUFF.