This is really going to bum us out if it turns out to be a horrible lie.
Once again, a shining beacon of incandescent, game-related light has sprung forth from the black expanse of employment information that is LinkedIn. This time, it's in relation to a potential sequel to one of last year's best games.
Though it has since been scrubbed of the reference, Eurogamer caught wind this morning of a reference to Alan Wake 2 in the resume of pre-visualization artist Althea Suarez Gata. During her brief stint at a company called Halon Entertainment, Gata evidently worked on in-game cinematics for the title. Lending a bit of credence to the information is the fact that Halon also produced the "Deliver Hope" advertisement for Halo: Reach, establishing that there is already a relationship with Microsoft in place.
Alan Wake's developer, Remedy Entertainment, has been on record as saying that they'd love to produce a sequel, though as of last year, they had yet to discuss the prospect with Microsoft. Eurogamer posits the notion that the alluded-to cinematic production could be related to some kind of E3 announcement from MS, but if Remedy wasn't even talking about a sequel as of last year, that might be a bit far-fetched. Still, I think it's safe to say everyone around here would love to see this sequel make some kind of E3 appearance--especially if we'll have to wait another five years for it to hit store shelves.
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