Remedy Talks Alan Wake 2 graphics and horror elements

Sam Lake of Remedy Entertainment has said so: Alan Wake 2 will be by far the “best looking, most beautiful” game ever, and there will be no compromises when it comes to the horror elements.

In an interview with IGN, Lake revealed that Remedy will be using its Northlight engine for the upcoming title because the developers have a good understanding of it. “We believe that especially for these kinds of experiences where atmosphere and stylization are more important than ever before, we know Northlight so well that we can focus on certain things and move certain things forward,” he explains.

Elsewhere in the interview, Lake said that: Alan Wake 2‘s M rating means there will be no compromises or content censorship when it comes to the game’s horror elements. He called the assessment “liberating.”

“For all things related” Alan Wake the story is very central – this horror story,” Lake added. “Let’s take Remedy’s take on a survival horror game and focus on the story… the horror story is this psychological, layered, deep mystery to dive into. And yes, it gets scary. But it just works really well with the gameplay.”

Remedy has previously said that players don’t need any prior knowledge of the series to enjoy it Alan Wake 2. The title is currently in development for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. The release is expected sometime in 2023.

[Source: IGN(1)(2)]