Talking to VG247 at PAX over the weekend, the studio’s comms guy Thomas Puha confirmed that the game was in development, but isn’t now, and maybe not ever.
“We were working on Alan Wake 2 years ago and it just didn’t pan out, so there’s nothing – we’re just booked solid for the next couple of years, really,” he explained. “We do own the Alan Wake IP, but it’s never quite as simple as that, but yeah, we do own it.”
“We’re always trying to build a franchise,” Puha adds. “We spent all that time creating the world and everything, and when you only do it for one game, it’s just a lot of work. We’ve got nothing against sequels, so definitely Control is something that we want to be working on in the future. But of course, the first game has to be as good as it can to even build that platform that we can make more, so that’s what we’re focused on.”