We can all rest easy, Alan Wake is still being worked on by Remedy. The routinely delayed MMO shooter that may or may not be super awesome spectacular has been missing in action in recent times. No mention was made at, or around, E3. So some people were understandably nervous. But some fantastic updates on the game came recently from Remedy CFO Mika Reini on the company message boards. By “fantastic” I mean he confirmed the game is not dead. For Alan Wake that’s akin to a hands on demo of the full game and 4 new gameplay trailers.

"We feel we owe you all a small heads up, and our apologies for lack of updates," Reini writes. "Seriously, yes, we're still here and working hard on getting Alan Wake for you to enjoy. Sure, we've been in development for a long time and if everything had gone perfectly smoothly there probably would be a game out for you guys to play already. But designing a completely new game can be hard, and sometimes you need to take a detour to find the best route forward. ... I'm sure you will enjoy Alan Wake when we're done."

Great. When you’re done with the game I’ll probably have to use dilithium crystals to power my Xbox 2880, but that’s cool. Personally I’m not sure if I will ever enjoy Alan Wake, as the little bit shown of the game has not impressed me that much. And I’ve been finding recently that super delayed games are delayed for a reason. Usually having to do with not being as good as you might have hoped.

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