After releasing Quantum Break earlier this year for Xbox One and PC, it appears Remedy Entertainment has another game up their sleeve. The Max Payne and Alan Wake alum released a new video featuring writer Sam Lake teasing a new game.
The short teaser sees Sam Lake, the face of the original Max Payne and creative director (and writer) at Remedy Entertainment, introducing himself in a number of different scenarios.
The teaser was posted up over on Remedy's YouTube channel, and it's only 20 seconds long. After we get a collage of Sam Lake in various attire, we then get a brief notice saying that Remedy will be announcing their next game... soon.
The YouTube comment section absolutely blew right on up with some of the top comments exclaiming that Alan Wake 2 must be in the works. The last game left players in a real cliffhanger and if you didn't play Alan Wake: American Nightmare then you were left wondering what became of Wake at the end of the original Alan Wake.
The story was expertly told and had so many twists and turns and interesting developments that it was hard not to get engaged with what was happening on screen. Alan Wake was one of the few games where the story really gripped you and forced you to through the gameplay to see what was going to happen next and how it was all going to end.
Other commenters are hoping that it's a new Max Payne game. Remedy did the first two Max Payne games, which were noir crime thrillers. Rockstar picked up the franchise and did the third game, which was more of an action crime thriller. It might seem like a small genre distinction between the way Rockstar and Remedy handled the games, but the reality is that Rockstar's vision of Max was more like Man on Fire meets Die Hard: With A Vengeance. Remedy's take on the character was closer to John Woo's Hard Boiled meets Alex Proyas' The Crow. There are a lot of gamers hoping to see the depressed, down-and-out, noir-themed cop thriller return to its roots under Remedy's umbrella, but unless Rockstar is willing to hand the rights back to Remedy, I doubt that's going to happen.
Given that Quantum Break came and went for PC and Xbox One and didn't seem to leave a very big mark, it's unlikely that they would announce a sequel so soon.
Remedy seems to dance to the beat to their own drum, so it's very likely that the new game from the development studio would actually be a brand new IP.
Some gamers have requested and hoped that maybe there's the possibility of a remastered version of the original Max Payne. It wouldn't be a bad thing to see the original using the latest graphics tech introduced in Max Payne 3, but I doubt they would hype up a big game announcement just to waste it on a remaster.
Anyway, we'll have to wait for the real announcement from Remedy... which is "coming soon".