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Which means they’re probably not busy with a new Alan Wake game, and that’s the real story over here. BAD, REMEDY. BAD. Unless the new Alan Wake game includes a split-personality co-op campaign. I mean, that could totally work. The guy’s been through, like, a lot. And it must get lonely all on his own at the bottom of that lake.

Whatever they’re doing now, though, it’s going to include some sort of co-op multiplayer. In an update on the studio’s blog, game director Mikael Kasurinen and creative director Sam Lake explain what’s what.

“As an independent studio in the highly competitive games business, it is crucial to constantly evaluate and define our direction. We want to keep doing and improving on what we do best: exciting stories, memorable characters, believable worlds and cinematic action.

“Single-player experience has always been an important focus for us. At the same time, we want to challenge ourselves to find ways to also expand these elements to include cooperative multiplayer.”

As such, Remedy is now hiring up a lead network programmer “who will be at the center of developing and shaping the multiplayer technology and features” of Northlight, the company’s proprietary game engine. They also mention that they’re “building something totally new with a second (as of yet unannounced) game project”. And I’m guessing “totally new” precludes an Alan Wake sequel. Boo. Although Quantum Break wasn’t exactly terrible.

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